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February 27, 2012 6:50:14 PM

Hello, I'm planning on buying a gaming computer. I don't wish to build it my self. I've been looking around the computer shops in my town of montreal and one set-up seemed more appealing. Please comment and tell me if you beleive all parts will be suitable and efficient (good or bad set-up) with each other.
Thank you.

Proc- Intel core i7 2600 socket 1155
MoBo- Asus P8Z68
Ram- Patriot 8 Go 1600Mhz DDR3
Hard Drive- 1To Sata 7200rpm
Vid- Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 PCI-E DDR5
Power- CoolerMaster GX 750 watts

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February 27, 2012 7:47:32 PM

Fill this out first: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

In the meantime the i7-2600 is not needed for a gaming system - you can drop that to a 2500K or an i5-2400 and be perfectly fine.

Patriot is not a good choice for RAM maker - Crucial, Kingston, Corsair, PNY, or G.Skill would be better RAM choices.

I'd also swap your PSU for a Corsair TX750 - much better PSU.
February 27, 2012 8:04:55 PM

Yeah i agree with g-unit. Drop it to a 2500k if you plan to overclock. If not grab a 2400.

Corsair is a much better psu. With a 750 you should be able to SLI 2 560's together. With the money you save from dropping the CPU you could probably grab yourself a 570 but you going to need a 850 to sli two of them together. Evga is a good brand for video cards.
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February 27, 2012 8:17:13 PM

neal0790 said:
Yeah i agree with g-unit. Drop it to a 2500k if you plan to overclock. If not grab a 2400.

Corsair is a much better psu. With a 750 you should be able to SLI 2 560's together. With the money you save from dropping the CPU you could probably grab yourself a 570 but you going to need a 850 to sli two of them together. Evga is a good brand for video cards.


I pretty much use EVGA exclusively for NVIDIA.

If you're going with a Radeon 6950 (if they're still available) Sapphire and XFX are the best brands for Radeon cards.
February 27, 2012 8:29:38 PM

Thx for the quick reply,

before I fill out the official paper could you tell me why the i7 is not necessary? I am not someone who buys/upgrades often so I thought getting good cpu would make it last longer. But I understand that the real engine for gaming is video card so maybe thats what your getting at.
February 27, 2012 8:35:16 PM

Goyan said:
Thx for the quick reply,

before I fill out the official paper could you tell me why the i7 is not necessary? I am not someone who buys/upgrades often so I thought getting good cpu would make it last longer. But I understand that the real engine for gaming is video card so maybe thats what your getting at.


The i7 and the i5 are essentially the same processor performance wise - the 2500K is a CPU with an unlocked multiplier so with the right air cooler it can easily be taken to ~4.5GHz.

The i7-2600 is aimed at professional workstation and Photoshop / CS5 professionals and enthusiasts, where the 2500K is marketed toward gamers.
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