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Rate My PC Build $900

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May 5, 2012 12:51:48 AM


First time building a PC here, spent 915$ on this machine. Looking for feedback or ratings on a (1-10) if you think this build is any good.

1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
1 x OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply
1 x ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
1 x Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
1 x EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
1 x MSI Raptor IN-9410 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

How will it run games out now? How long will this machine last me for gaming purposes?


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May 5, 2012 12:54:53 AM

Why don't you ask first and build later? That said, it looks pretty good with a possible psu problem in the future
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May 5, 2012 8:46:10 PM

*BUMP* for more opinions on the hardware and feedback :)  thanks!
May 7, 2012 7:34:26 AM

*BUMP* Looking for replies, please discuss this rig for gaming purposes. thanks.

$900 Gaming Rig, how long do you think it will run new games for?
May 7, 2012 7:48:17 AM

I have the specs which cost about $700, core i3 GTX 560Ti (High and Ultra in BF3) and I think your build is decent one, prob can last for 4 years.
May 7, 2012 8:20:06 AM

That is a great gaming build and would max out any game
change the PSU to a 750W corsair....its a tad more expensive but its worth it

Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
May 7, 2012 8:47:36 AM

Not sure if you were planning on OC, but the tests they did on Ivy said she runs hot as is, so OC is almost completely unthinkinkable in most cases not involving water cooling.

Also, You should save up and grab an SSD to boot OS and run ONE game (I run Win7Pro 64bit and SWTOR off a 90GB Corsair Force 3 SSD, smokes my buddy's Hitachi 6Gb/s whatever he has).

I'd say 7-7.5/10:
- Bad Ivy. Bad.
- Mobo supports 6Gb/s, HDD only supports 3
- Case is so-so, doesn't look very big inside though (I run a Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid, the thing's bigger than most european cars)

Go to (or somewhere else) and download "CPU-z", click the memory tab and see what the ram's actually running at. My rig has DDR3 2000mhz that my mobo defaulted to 1066, I had to manually reconfig timings (and in my case OC a bit) to pull the full 2000.

I did one of these a while back:
Had an $800 budget. SSD was a present for Christmas. If you wanna stab back.

nice build tho