Will THIS rig play good games? is is great/good for gaming?

Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-920 Processor (2.66GHz, 8MB)
1-year Premier Service
McAfee(R) Security Center(TM) - 30 Days Trial OEM(Multi Language)
3GB (3X1GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory
500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
16X DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write Capability
1024MB Dual NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTS 240 SLI
Integrated high definition 7.1 channel audio
Alienware - Base for Direct Aurora
Standard Black Chassis(875 W)

Hey guys, just wondering if this rig is ok for gaming? Crysis, Mw2 DAWN OF WAR 2 etc.....how long will this rig last me.....for gaming. Opinions on processor, RAM and Geforce card? Please dont say i can build you a better one,cos im not looking to build.

Thanks
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  1. Better off getting a stronger card than that. What resolution will you be playing at? If its just for gaming and you are in the US you can get a significantly better deal by going with an i5 or an i7 860 off of newegg.
  2. Quote:
    Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
    Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-920 Processor (2.66GHz, 8MB)
    1-year Premier Service
    McAfee(R) Security Center(TM) - 30 Days Trial OEM(Multi Language)
    3GB (3X1GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory
    500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
    16X DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write Capability
    1024MB Dual NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTS 240 SLI
    Integrated high definition 7.1 channel audio
    Alienware - Base for Direct Aurora
    Standard Black Chassis(875 W)

    Hey guys, just wondering if this rig is ok for gaming? Crysis, Mw2 DAWN OF WAR 2 etc.....how long will this rig last me.....for gaming. Opinions on processor, RAM and Geforce card? Please dont say i can build you a better one,cos im not looking to build.

    Thanks


    alienware sucks balls, they're 3x expensiver than if you buy the parts yourself, but going to the question, well, it is on everything BUT the graphics card , get at least a gtx 275, or wait for the gt 300s if you don't like atis
  3. If you have yet to buy it don't but if you have already it will be good enough just don't let it get hot.
  4. PLEASE dont comment about price, unless you have a way to improve the system without adding any money to the overall price.

    Intel Core i7-975 / 3.33GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366
    XFX GTX295 1792MB, DDR3, 896bit, PCIE, Dual-Link DVI (GX-295N-HWFF)
    Corsair DDR2 8GB PC-6400/800 (4x XMS2 2GB) Q2X8G6400C4DHX Ram
    Asus P7P55D-PRO Intel Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / LGA 1156
    LG Super Multi Portable Slim DVD Re-writer (8x - White)
    Zalman 850W Dual Heatpipe ATX Power Supply (ZM850-HP)
    Antec Nine Hundred Two - Black Ultimate ATX Gaming Case (No PSU)
    Noctua NH-U12DX High Performance Quiet Xeon CPU Cooler (Sockets 771 and 604)

    Also could you please tell me if these are compatible together? Please as i am not very computer savvy.
    FOR GAMING, JUST TO CLARIFY.
  5. sorry, also this:
    Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Laser USB
  6. Your RAM, MOBO, CPU, and HSF are not compatible. I don't take issue with the budget, but more how it's being spent. See the link in my sig and repost in the Homebuilt Systems forum and I'm sure you'll receive a ton of recommendations.
  7. Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33Ghz LGA 775 8MB Cache
    Memory 4GB - Corsair PC-6400/800Mhz Modules (2x2GB) DDR2 RAM
    Hard Drive 640GB 7200rpm SATA 2 16Mb Hard Disk Drive
    Optical Pioneer DVR-216D DVD SATA Re-Writer (20x/10x Dual Layer Black)
    Graphics Nvidia GTX285 1GB DDR3 (PCIE) Graphics
    Case Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case
    Power Supply Minimum 650W True Power PSU (minimum)
    Input Devices Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard USB / Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse
    Speakers Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Speakers
    Monitor 22" 2ms Widescreen Black/Silver LCD or equivalent
    Chipset Intel P43/ICH10 with Intel Fast Memory Access(FMA) support
    Frontside Bus
    1600/1333/1066/800Mhz
    Memory 4 x DDR2 Ram Slots
    AGP/PCIE 1 x PCI Express x16
    PCI 2 x PCI Express x1, 3 x PCI
    USB 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on front of case)
    IDE/SATA 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33, 8 x SATA with RAID
    Audio 6-channel High Definiation Integrated Audio
    Network Gigabit Lan 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ethernet
    Accessories Driver CD included


    Overall, is this a good or dare i say great rig for gaming? not building so please dont suggest
  8. It's a very good rig and can play both games on high settings :)
  9. Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33Ghz LGA 775 8MB Cache
    Memory 4GB - Corsair PC-6400/800Mhz Modules (2x2GB) DDR2 RAM
    Hard Drive 640GB 7200rpm SATA 2 16Mb Hard Disk Drive
    Optical Pioneer DVR-216D DVD SATA Re-Writer (20x/10x Dual Layer Black)
    Graphics Nvidia GTX285 1GB DDR3 (PCIE) Graphics
    Case Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case
    Power Supply Minimum 650W True Power PSU (minimum)
    Input Devices Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard USB / Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse
    Speakers Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Speakers
    Monitor 22" 2ms Widescreen Black/Silver LCD or equivalent
    Chipset Intel P43/ICH10 with Intel Fast Memory Access(FMA) support
    Frontside Bus
    1600/1333/1066/800Mhz
    Memory 4 x DDR2 Ram Slots
    AGP/PCIE 1 x PCI Express x16
    PCI 2 x PCI Express x1, 3 x PCI
    USB 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on front of case)
    IDE/SATA 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33, 8 x SATA with RAID
    Audio 6-channel High Definiation Integrated Audio
    Network Gigabit Lan 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ethernet
    Accessories Driver CD included

    Will it play Crysis MW2 etc on highest settings? can i upgrade in future? not building so please dont recommend other parts unless they all can be used together and make a cheaper better rig.

    Thanks.
  10. it should have no problem playing crysis and other new games at highest settings looks to be a good rig and yes u cld upgrade later
  11. only thing i might suggest is the ram to find a higher clock speed ram in the future
  12. sweet man thanks......new computer here i come!!!!
  13. Don't want to rain on your parade here, but you do realise that LGA775 is on its way out, right? So if you do want to upgrade in future, that means new motherboard and CPU.
  14. Don't worry E8600 will last you ages for games. Once you start to see games slow down due to CPU... OC! You can overclock that processor to 4.4 and beyond, ON AIR, and most games still only use 2 cores. It will last you plenty long. And by the time games finally see a worth-while gain from quad core just get a Q9550/9650. You'll be happy.

    Sadly some of the parts in that system (E8600 and GTX 285) are usually overpriced when building a PC... although are still good. How much are you paying for the computer?

    You'd be better off with getting an i5-750 CPU / LGA1156 socket mobo / DDR3 memory / ATI 5850/5870 setup honestly, which probably would come out to near the same price.

    E8600 $269
    GTX 285 $325
    DDR2 RAM $60
    Total : ~ $660

    i5-750 $200
    ATI 5850 $289
    DDR3 RAM $100
    Mobo cost +~$20

    Total: ~ $610
  15. im paying $2600 AUD for the whole pack. Ive looked around ALOT and due to the fact that
    i live in AUSTRALIA restrictions are abundant as most online sites dont ship here. Ive found this to be the best deal.....but can i still upgrade or is it as Herr_Koos said?
  16. Raidur said:
    Don't worry E8600 will last you ages for games. Once you start to see games slow down due to CPU... OC! You can overclock that processor to 4.4 and beyond, ON AIR, and most games still only use 2 cores. It will last you plenty long. And by the time games finally see a worth-while gain from quad core just get a Q9550/9650. You'll be happy.

    Sadly some of the parts in that system (E8600 and GTX 285) are usually overpriced when building a PC... although are still good. How much are you paying for the computer?

    You'd be better off with getting an i5-750 CPU / LGA1156 socket mobo / DDR3 memory / ATI 5850/5870 setup honestly, which probably would come out to near the same price.

    E8600 $269
    GTX 285 $325
    DDR2 RAM $60
    Total : ~ $660

    i5-750 $200
    ATI 5850 $289
    DDR3 RAM $100
    Mobo cost +~$20

    Total: ~ $610

    im paying $2600 AUD for the whole pack. Ive looked around ALOT and due to the fact that
    i live in AUSTRALIA restrictions are abundant as most online sites dont ship here. Ive found this to be the best deal.....but can i still upgrade or is it as Herr_Koos said?
  17. Well, I'm just voicing an opinion here. The 8600 is a fantastic CPU, to be sure, probably the fastest dual-core in existence. BUT it is still only a dual-core, and 775 is effectively a dead socket now. Intel won't invest any more time or money into it.

    So, for futureproofing reasons, it may (and I stress, *may*) be better to switch to a more modern architecture. (X58/i7 P55/i5 or even look at AM3/Phenom II). It may be a touch more expensive but will save you money later, and the system will last longer.
  18. sweet thanks ill have to upgrade after i buy it though, which may be a while. thanks for that, but will those CPU's work with the MOBO?
  19. www.staticice.com.au - go there and check prices for parts

    www.gamedude.com.au or www.umart.com.au - both post etc

    dont bother with socket 775 or dual core CPU's when theres quads out there seriously your buying a dieing breed system - aim for a AMD Athlon/Phenom II x4 or Intel i5/i7 and a 5850/5870 video card
  20. i would but im not building.......
  21. always better to get 1 strong gpu than 2 weak ones
  22. if you can build me(theoretically, not physically) a computer that costs less than that but is better, and find it on australian sites please do. know that this pack includes a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
  23. oh and please make sure that the parts are compatible
  24. Gameraddict, which part of Australia do you live in?
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