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Is this a good pc strictly for gaming? i5 & GTX 590

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September 30, 2011 12:23:17 PM

Sub-Total: $1,472.50

Case - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer (Mid Tower)
Intel Processor - Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Boost (Quad Core)
CPU Cooling - Standard Heatsink
Intel Motherboard - Asrock H61M/U3S3 [HDMI DVI] SATA 6Gb/s USB3 {2 DDR3 Slots Max 1333MHz}
Overclocking - [FREE] Overclock Processor up to 10%
Memory - (50% Off) 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Primary Hard Drive - 500GB 7200RPM
Secondary Hard Drive - None
1st Optical Drive - DVD Writer
2nd Optical Drive - None
Graphics Card - ($20 Off) Nvidia Geforce GTX 590 3GB (Min. 750 Watt Power Supply)
Power Supply - Standard 800 Watt
Operating System - None - No operating system will be Installed
Networking - Standard Onboard Ethernet
Media Card Readers - None
Office Software - None
Sound Card - Integrated HD Audio

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Should I add a better PSU?

I just want to play games and want a GTX 590!

I hear the i7 wont make much of a difference over the i5 (for gaming).

The ram will only effect the loading (dont care...)

What should I change strictly for max settings/FPS?

Thanks

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September 30, 2011 9:39:04 PM

Without the 'K' on the i5-2500 means no overclocking other than baseclk. Baseclk is dangerous to OC with sandy bridge. I would not want the 10% OC. If you do OC get the Intel Core i5-2500K and overclock via multiplier.

GTX 590 is huge. Not the best price performer, but a great performer. Make sure your room has good cooling. grin.

I think your disk is way too small for gaming if you use steam. (I like steam, no CDs to lose). Go for 1.5TB or 2TB.

I would personally go for more than 4GB of memory with this system because this system should be strong for 3+ years, so you will end up adding it at some point. 6GB or 8GB.
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