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Pc Gaming Desktop

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Last response: in PC Gaming
September 26, 2012 12:00:22 PM

I'm new to tomshardware and i wanted to know if this pc was good for gaming.
For example can it run Battlefield 3 on medium-high settings.
I don't need ultra settings

The Computer costs 809$
Here are the specs


CASE:Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window [-2]


CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW/ CD-R/RW Drive (Black Color)


COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5 3470 3.20 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA 1155

CASE FANS Default Case Fans



FAN:Intel Certified CPU & Heatsink [-20]


HDD:500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM
HDD[-16] (SIngle Hard Drive)

USB:Built in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBORD:AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard

MEMORY: 8GB(2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX] GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI

MOUSE:AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Catridge

NETWORKOnboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium(64-Bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:430 Watts - Corsair CX430 V2 Plus Certified Power Supply

SOUND: High Definition On-Board 7.1 Audio

VIDEOCARD:NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCle Video Card [+122]

Is this a good computer for gaming.
I'ts my first gaming computer so i don't know that much about it.
Is there anithing wrong with it and can you improve it if it needs improving.
I Have a budjet of 800$

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September 26, 2012 12:55:57 PM

It will depend on your monitor resolution, but a 560 (non-ti) should run BF3 on medium@ 1080p without a problem. Higher might be problematic
September 26, 2012 1:52:15 PM

Thank you it doesen't matter if i can't play on ulta
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September 30, 2012 12:49:05 AM

Looks like a well thought out budget build :) 

BF3 @ 1080p on medium settings should be fine.
October 1, 2012 6:45:12 PM

for 800 bucks i would build from scratch and buy a 660. but yes that will run what you want. i have a 550ti and i run on all high on bf3
October 2, 2012 5:57:52 AM

AntiZig said:
It will depend on your monitor resolution, but a 560 (non-ti) should run BF3 on medium@ 1080p without a problem. Higher might be problematic

My Asus HD 6670 GDDR5 overclocked can run Battlefield 3 on High with no MSAA or FXAA, and I turned motion blur off for good reasons. 1080p is my monitor. With it like that, I can run it smoothly. So a GTX 560 2GB model would be able to run everything High, but this is in theory after all. But if my GPU can run smoothly on Battlefield 3 with everything going on 64 player maps, that card would be able to do it. Are you building it from scratch as well?
October 2, 2012 3:21:41 PM

I was going to buy a pre build computer but now im building from scratch
Here are the specs.
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
Sound Card - - -
Case Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

October 2, 2012 10:01:35 PM

looks good, except for the following:

- your PSU is way too much if you're only going to use 1 GPU (You'd need 600W at most)
- verify that your RAM kit is certified for your motherboard (not saying it's not going to work, but might save you some hassle later on)