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March 3, 2012 3:59:40 PM

How good would this build be for gaming?

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6Ghz 6MB Cache FSB 4000MHz HT
Heatsink/Fan : Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Cooler Fan/Heatsink
Motherboards : ASUS M5A97 (AMD 970, 2xPCI-E 6xSATA, 4xDDR3)
Memory : 8GB (4GBx2) PC3 10666 DDR3 1333Mhz Memory
Hard Drive : 1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Serial ATA300 (Major Brand)
CD / DVD / CDRW 1 : 24X LG SATA Dual Layer DVD /-RW/CDRW w/Nero
Video Card : 1GB ATI Radeon HD6790 GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Case : Thermaltake V9 Black Edition (5 5.25, 6 3.5) 4 Fans, Audio/USB
Power Supply : 650watt AGI Power Supply
Networking : Onboard LAN included
Wireless Networking : Wireless B/G/N PCI Adapter 300Mbps
Sound Card : Onboard Sound included
Case Fans : 2x 120mm Case Fan
March 3, 2012 4:11:52 PM

The video card is meh... You should get a better video card if you wish to do a lot of gaming. It's hard to make a suggestion, though, without knowing your budget or screen resolution. Also, what games are you looking to play?
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March 3, 2012 4:15:38 PM

xspectrum said:
The video card is meh... You should get a better video card if you wish to do a lot of gaming. It's hard to make a suggestion, though, without knowing your budget or screen resolution. Also, what games are you looking to play?

Well honestly, right now i'm only thinking of Skyrim. but in the future i'm not sure. I was thinking about getting a GTX 560, which graphic card would you recommend?
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March 3, 2012 4:36:37 PM

Chrispurvis32 said:
Well honestly, right now i'm only thinking of Skyrim. but in the future i'm not sure. I was thinking about getting a GTX 560, which graphic card would you recommend?

TBH, if you're only thinking about Skyrim, then I'd buy the EVGA GTX 460. Use that card for a little bit, and if you feel like you need more power than that, EVGA has a way for you to upgrade to a higher end card with only paying the difference of the two cards.
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March 3, 2012 4:45:00 PM

I would go Intel
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March 3, 2012 4:53:14 PM

AlderonnX said:
I would go Intel

I would, too, but I don't know his budget.
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March 3, 2012 5:32:45 PM

xspectrum said:
I would, too, but I don't know his budget.

probably 1,000-1,200
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March 3, 2012 5:43:24 PM

Chrispurvis32 said:
probably 1,000-1,200

Wow, then I'd definitely go with the Intel i5-2500K processor, you pick out a Z68 mobo, a CPU cooler, and go for the EVGA GTX 460.
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March 3, 2012 5:44:34 PM

xspectrum said:
Wow, then I'd definitely go with the Intel i5-2500K processor, you pick out a Z68 mobo, a CPU cooler, and go for the EVGA GTX 460.

thanks. I appreciate the help guys :) 
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