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Is this a good setup for gaming

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November 6, 2011 7:33:54 PM

hi i was wondering if this would be a good gaming setup my budget is about 650 - 700. i have a hdd so will add that when i build the system
this estimated at £610

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sndy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W

NZXT Source 210 White Mid Tower Gaming Case with 120mm Fan w/o PSU

Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD 939/AM2/AM2+/AM3
120mm NZXT 9 Blade Rifle Bearing Silent Fan 1300rpm with Braided Cable
140mm NZXT 9 Blade Rifle Bearing Fan Silent with Braided Cable 1300rpm

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), VGA On Board, ATX

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-12800(1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

Samsung SH-S222AL/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA Black OEM

600W PSU, Alpine PS05, Uncertified, SLI/CrossFire, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.03

1GB MSI GTX 560Ti OC Twin Frozr II 40nm, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 880MHz, Shader 1760MHz, 384 Cores

please let me know if i should change anything

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November 6, 2011 7:39:00 PM

I would recommend getting a better PSU
November 6, 2011 7:42:43 PM

is the motherboard good enough for gaming? i would also like to do a bit of over clocking on the cpu, will the setup be able to handle this?

thank you for your reply
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November 6, 2011 7:46:01 PM

would this be more suitable

600W PSU, Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXv2UK, 80% Eff', 80 PLUS, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3
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November 6, 2011 7:54:41 PM

November 6, 2011 8:00:27 PM

The new PSU is better. You just need to make sure it is atleast 80 PLUS Certified: Bronze and check newegg to make sure it has good reviews to make sure it is a solid PSU.

The CPU cooler is a hard thing to figure out because it is hard to figure out your balance between performance and noise level. Here are some reviewed that are a little cheaper...
I haven't heard much about the cooler and that is really the thing that matters when it comes to OC. I wish I could help you more when it comes to coolers, but I don't know beisdes also checking out and checking out this chart...