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Is this a good build for a gaming computer

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April 22, 2012 4:33:41 PM

hey im looking to make a new computer and over the past couple days i have been researching and i came up with this. Note im looking to pay under 1100.

All from tiger direct:
Asus motherboard:

corsair 750 watt:

EVGA GeForce 1 GB graphics card-

cool master tower-

samsung DVDrw-

seagate 7200rpm 1tb harddrive-

corsair vengence 8gig (2x 4gig) RAM-

intel core i7-950 processor-

windows 7 premium-

now in my cart this is 1050.00 with rebates its 1000. Is this a good build for gaming? looking to play cs 1.6/source, d3/d2, starcraft 1 and 2 and more.

also another quick question, i bought a good graphics card a year or two ago could i take that out of my old computer and put it in a new one im building or is it one computer a card? and wirless internet connection does that come from the motherboard or do i have to buy a wirless connector to hook up with my router?

Thanks, any comments welcome :) 
April 22, 2012 4:49:50 PM

go i5 instead of i7. new cpus come out in... a week. $230 (-$40)

and then go z77 MB for practically the same price.
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April 22, 2012 4:51:43 PM

It doesn't work....your CPU and MoBo are incompatible.

Today, this totals $1,041

Case - $ 12 - Corsair 500R White
PSU - $ 125 - Corsair TX850
MoBo - $ 385 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Combo
CPU - inc - Intel Core i7-2500K Included w/ above
Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu
RAM - $ 54 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
GFX - $ 220 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $ 90 - Segate Barracuda 1TB
SSD - Later - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM

If ya wait a week or so can get Z77 version of that MoBo and i5-3570k for about the same price.

The GFX card you listed is a reference design PCB, the one above is a beefed up version with 7 phase VRM which means it hits much higher overclocks. The PSU is sized to handle two of them so as to allow a future upgrade which will bring a 75% performance increase in gaming.

You might consider the 7850 which offers comparable performance, somewhere between the reference 560 Ti and the non-reference design above .... or ya may wanna wait for the new mid range kepler. That Asus TOP card is a great performer tho if ya wanna cut loose right away..... I have built over a dozen boxes with them and each one overclocked in a beastly manner.....20 - 25 % is easy and 30% over reference speeds is possible.

April 22, 2012 5:02:42 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
It doesn't work....your CPU and MoBo are incompatible.

Now im new to the whole buildiing thing but this is why I asked :p  how do you know they are compatible?

Also been thinking I'm going to go i5 instead of i7
April 22, 2012 5:18:38 PM

That format is convenient but there was enough info in ya original post for me to "fill in the blanks" so to speak with the build above.