Is this a good build for a gaming computer

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: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1124769&pagenumber=2&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=REVIEWS#CustomerReviewsBlock

corsair 750 watt: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7195038&sku=C13-2802

EVGA GeForce 1 GB graphics card- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7191450&sku=E145-0560

cool master tower- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6430030&sku=C283-3122

samsung DVDrw- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1896527&sku=S203-8588%20OEM

seagate 7200rpm 1tb harddrive- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=744346&sku=TSD-1000AS7

corsair vengence 8gig (2x 4gig) RAM- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7025810&sku=C13-5702

intel core i7-950 processor- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4777384&sku=I69-0950

windows 7 premium- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932&sku=M17-7302

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

    and then go z77 MB for practically the same price.
  2. It doesn't work....your CPU and MoBo are incompatible.

    Today, this totals $1,041

    Case - $ 12 - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    PSU - $ 125 - Corsair TX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022
    MoBo - $ 385 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.882401
    CPU - inc - Intel Core i7-2500K Included w/ above
    Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 54 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
    GFX - $ 220 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $ 90 - Segate Barracuda 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
    SSD - Later - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236
    OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    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.

    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17
  3. 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
  4. Can't put a X58 CPU in a 1155 socket

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211
    CPU Socket Type = LGA 1366

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781
    CPU Type = Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  5. FinneousPJ said:


    Thank you just checked it out and I'm going to do this thanks.
  6. 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.
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