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Is this a good gaming build?

Last response: in Systems
July 13, 2011 8:48:52 PM

Is this a good budget gaming rig build? Some guy suggested it to me.

DVD Burner - $21

New gen i7 core - $315
8GB RAM 1600MHz - $75

GTX 560 TI: Excellent video card - $225-$20 Rebate

Case - $50 (go for the blue one)

Motherboard with USB3.0 - $130

Power supply 650W - $90

1TB Western Digital Black (Elite) hard drive - $90

Total cost: $996.00 shipped (Amazon has free shipping on this order) with a -$20 Mail in Rebate on the video card.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2011 8:50:26 PM

none of your links are currently working. could you please fix that, to allow us to help you better?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2011 9:28:51 PM

i would replace that ram with this:

this case is actually cheaper INCLUDING postage:

this mobo would be a better choice for $105:

this great PSU $60 after rebates:

this HDD has great performance and a great price at $55 (1TB):
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2011 9:58:37 PM

With changes that Ps3hacker12 lists you are in good shape on the build. I do see that you are looking to use this as a gaming machine; if that is the case then you might want to think about stepping down to the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K. The reason to step down is that very few games can take advantage of more than 3 threads. Because of this the value of hyper-threading which is the main difference between the Intel Core i7-2600K and then Intel Core i5-2500K has little value in a gaming environment. So it comes down to 100MHz for $100 which isn’t very good value.

Also while the Intel Core i5-2500K and Intel Core i7-2600K do come with HSF (heatsink/fan) that will work fine at stock speeds if you are going to overclock them you are going to want to add a better cooling solution.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
July 13, 2011 11:31:42 PM

Wow, you guys really know your technology. I'll probably make some revision and make a new post later.