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July 22, 2012 12:58:49 AM

Hello all, im going to be buying a new gaming computer for medium gaming.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IVY-BRIDGE-CORE-i5-3570K-4-0GHZ...

I was wondering if this is a good buy. If not can you please help me and suggest something. I dont want to build my own pc since im sure id do something wrong. The cheaper the better, without sacrificing too much performance.

Thanks. :hello: 

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July 22, 2012 1:19:32 AM

Cruel said:
Hello all, im going to be buying a new gaming computer for medium gaming.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IVY-BRIDGE-CORE-i5-3570K-4-0GHZ...

I was wondering if this is a good buy. If not can you please help me and suggest something. I dont want to build my own pc since im sure id do something wrong. The cheaper the better, without sacrificing too much performance.

Thanks. :hello: 


For a gaming computer it's pretty good. The CPU is fine and will be a great processor for gaming. With good air cooling you should be able to overclock it pretty good. The graphic card is kind of weak IMO and if you got that computer I would upgrade the video card as soon as you can. I don't know if you plan on doing crossfire or SLI but you aren't going to be able to do either with that motherboard as it looks like it only has one PCI-e 16X graphics slot. Also it couldn't hurt to up the RAM a little to 8 Gigs but other than that it seems ok.
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July 22, 2012 1:39:47 AM

rds1220 said:
For a gaming computer it's pretty good. The CPU is fine and will be a great processor for gaming. With good air cooling you should be able to overclock it pretty good. The graphic card is kind of weak IMO and if you got that computer I would upgrade the video card as soon as you can. I don't know if you plan on doing crossfire or SLI but you aren't going to be able to do either with that motherboard as it looks like it only has one PCI-e 16X graphics slot. Also it couldn't hurt to up the RAM a little to 8 Gigs but other than that it seems ok.


Thanks for the reply. My current computer is an emachines ET1331G (Dual core amd processor @2.7ghz, 6gb ram, integrated graphics) and I have never had anything better than it so im hoping for a decent upgrade. I dont not plan to go SLI or Crossfire. And you said the graphics card happens to be on lower side which I know but im on a pretty low budget :(  and i dont want a price much higher than this. Also, my monitor is pretty small (17 inches) and its resolution is 1280x800 so will the GTX 550ti run pretty well on it?
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July 22, 2012 1:43:44 AM

At that resolution it should be ok. It should play most games without microstutter but like I said it's kind of middle of the road so I don't think you'll be able to play BF3 or Crysis at ultra high settings with that card.
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July 22, 2012 1:52:34 AM

I dont plan to play Bf3. Some disagree but I prefer first person shooters on consoles. I plan to play League of Legends, flight sims, and similar games on it. And I cant wait for Command and Conquer Generals 2 coming out next year. If i need a new graphics card by then I'll be able to upgrade. Thanks for your help.
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July 22, 2012 1:54:30 AM

For those games the 550Ti should be fine.
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July 22, 2012 1:58:13 AM

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