This a good gaming build? Tags: Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: June 21, 2010 5:31 PM in Systems Share gougeface June 21, 2010 4:02:13 AM Is this a good gaming build? •CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-655K 3.20 GHz 4M Intel Smart Cache LGA 1156 •HDD: 750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+11] (Single Hard Drive) •MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] EVGA P55 TR Intel P55V Chipset DDR3 Socket 1156 mATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, & 2 PCIe X1 •MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand) •SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO •VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [-2] (Major Brand Powered by ATI) 600 watt PSU More about : good gaming build gougeface June 21, 2010 4:08:08 AM Forgot to add it has a 120mm case fan with a 550 liquid coolent system blu3flannel June 21, 2010 4:09:32 AM -Switch out the i5 655K with the i5 750, it adds another 2 physical cores, much better gaming performance, and you don't need the unlocked multiplier to get it to 4GHz easily. -What's the PSU? it'd be good to know, seeing as it's the thing that will run your computer, and you need the best one you can get for the price. -I'd go with this set of memory modules, or this one if you like blue. They have an extra boost in MHz and will give some added performance for a small price bump. Other than that, it looks good, you don't really need anything better than the 5770 unless your resolution is 1080p or greater. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gougeface June 21, 2010 4:10:57 AM The PSU is 600 watt gougeface June 21, 2010 4:11:33 AM all this totals around $900 batuchka a b 4 Gaming June 21, 2010 4:18:50 AM $898AR blu3flannel June 21, 2010 4:20:20 AM What's your budget, that would be good to know so we don't go suggesting GTX 480's or 5970's and stuff. gougeface June 21, 2010 4:30:11 AM I just want this computer to equal $900 I don't want no $1,000+ computer gougeface June 21, 2010 4:43:07 AM blu3flannel said:What's your budget, that would be good to know so we don't go suggesting GTX 480's or 5970's and stuff. I just want a hardy computer to play future games but i don't plan on playing them on the highest settings. I'll mainly use it to watch videos and play world of warcraft. blu3flannel June 21, 2010 5:31:32 PM Then you'd probably be good sticking with the 5770. But like I said earlier, go with the i5 750, it will smash the i5 655K and it's cheaper. Put the difference towards a good HSF so you can overclock it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !