Is this a good gaming build?

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  1. Just up that CPU a bit, maybe a Pentium G2120 will do. And, down the amount of RAM to 8 GB.
    And, aren't you forgetting something? What about Mobo? Well, get ASUS/ASRock H77 Mobo.
  2. There is absolutely zero need to pay more for HDD than the CPU. Drop to $70 HDD and up to i5 CPU. You also don't need a cooler unless you're buying i5-2500k/3570k or i7-2600k/3770k.
  3. Prob. overkill for a Facebook machine :-P
  4. That HDD is a discontinued product and out of stock (if you want to purchase from newegg). Your build looks to me like it is a bit imbalanced (no offense). Here is what i suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($354.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($97.20 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $937.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 08:30 EST-0500)


    - Change your CPU if you want but don't put there pentium FFS (CPU cooler is there for something like *cough* 3570k)
    - Change your GPU if you want Nvidia/lower grade/cheaper/better one
  5. Have the same question. What do you think about these specs:

    Monitor, mouse, keyboard already have :non:
    And what is better Win 7 or 8?
    Can spend additional $150, but cost reduce is appreciated :bounce:

    motherboard P8H77-V
    CPU Core i5 3570K
    memory TED316G1600C11DC
    hard SEAGATE ST2000DM001
    video H787QN2G2M
    case Z9 Plus
    power about 600w
    cpu cooler Hyper TX3 EVO
    windows 7 or 8 64 bit
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