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June 5, 2011 12:15:36 AM

Hello,


Can anyone tell me if this is a good mid-range gaming pc build. Keep in mind I spent a total of 600 bucks on this. I plan to do some gaming but not like intense gaming. On another note....is the i3 2100 sandy bridge processor a good gaming processor for the money?


Specs:

MOBO- asus p8p67
GPU- EVGA 1gb nvidia gtx 460
CPU- i3 2100 sandy bridge
HDD- 1tb 7200rpm Western Digital
Opt Drive- Asus 24x
Case- xion cyborg red LED
PSU- corsair cx500w v.2
Mem- 8gb ddr3 corsair

* I want to know in terms of games like cod black ops and guild wars 2....can this run at medium - high settings? (Yes i know the memory was overkill...but it was on sale) Thanks!

- i have a 2009m HP monitor at 1600 x 900 native resolution...if that matters. =D

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June 5, 2011 12:27:07 AM

Yes, that's a good setup for the price. ASRock, which is owned by ASUS, makes some good boards also. You might want to get one of theirs and put the extra $40-50 you save into an i5 2300/2400 if you can stretch it. That will give your hardware a good deal more longevity

I had an ASRock with my last build, and I have an ASRock P67 Extreme 4. Never had a prob with either
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June 5, 2011 6:11:03 AM

you can cut ram down to 4 or 6 gb and save money there. you'll never need more than 2.5 gb's for gaming
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June 5, 2011 5:12:44 PM

I guess OP has already bought the stuff.. Anyway, this looks like a really good mid range build.. And yes, the i3 2100 is excellent as a gaming processor.. Moreover, the platform enables you to upgrade to better processors if and when the need comes and you have the cash..
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June 5, 2011 7:42:19 PM

You should be fine.

However, next time you should ask questions before buying rather than asking questions after buying. That way you can avoid any potential issues before spending money.
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