Is this a good gaming rig?

CPU Core2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz $139.99
Video Card Radeon HD 4870 512MB $134.99
Motherboard Foxconn G31MV-K Intel G31 $39.99
RAM CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 $19.99
Hard Drive SAMSUNG 640GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
$59.99
Optical Drive LITE-ON 22X DVD±R DVD Burner $20.99
Case CM Centurion 534 RC $49.99
Power Supply OCZ StealthXStream 500W
$44.99
Sound Card Realtek ALC662 6 channels Free
Network Realtek 8111B 10/100/1000Mbps Free
Total price Entire Computer System $510.92
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  1. This mobo is a better choice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357

    And the PSU only has a single PCIe connector. A 4870 requires 2. Corsair VX550 or BFG LS550 or Antec Earthwatts 500 would be good choices.

    If you're OCing, get an E5200 for half the price.
  2. If $500 is your budget then it's a fine low cost build.

    If you can spare +$5, upgrade to the G31MXP version. It has 2 more SATA port, has PCIe 1x slot also.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186167

    If you have a Microcenter around, they have E8400 for $120, in store only.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0299046
  3. Get an ASUS motherboard and a Q6600 CPU... right now you are bottle necking the graphics card. Also get a Western Digital HDD. They are the best and have the least amount of problems. Everyone who gets Samsung, Seagate, Hitachi, or Maxitor always ends up regretting it.
  4. mamw93 said:
    Get an ASUS motherboard and a Q6600 CPU... right now you are bottle necking the graphics card. Also get a Western Digital HDD. They are the best and have the least amount of problems. Everyone who gets Samsung, Seagate, Hitachi, or Maxitor always ends up regretting it.


    A Q6600 is old, hot and slower than an E7500 in most games.

    All HDD brands have failures. I had no issues with several Maxtor drives.
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