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Final specs on $750 build. is this a decent gaming pc?

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May 16, 2012 1:53:38 AM

Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 ($120)
Intel i5-2500k ($170)
500 watt psu OCZ modxstream ($65)
Western Digital 500gb 7200 rpm 64 MB cache ($100)
Radeon 6870 ($160)
rosewill black challenger black gaming atx mid tower ($50)
Lite-on DVD burner ($18)
8gb ram ($38)

This all comes out to about $750, is this a good PC for this price? Would it run most games on medium or high?
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May 16, 2012 4:36:24 AM

single 1080p monitor should be good. However if you plan to overclock and change up the gpu I'd suggest moving up to around 600w or so on the PSU.
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May 16, 2012 4:56:15 AM

what kind of ram are you buying 38 for 8gb sounds to me like it might be junk gskill and corsair and kingston are good memory there is a few other brands that are also good Crucial Ballistix,Patriot Viper Xtreme,Mushkin redline try to get memory made by one of them
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May 16, 2012 5:02:44 AM

Seems a pretty good build. PSU should be fine, seeing as how Toms overclocked a HD6870 on a Earthwatts 380D.

@bigcyco1, that's the usual price for 8gigs of value RAM frm all major manufacturers, including the likes of Corsair, Crucial, G.skill and Kingston.
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May 16, 2012 5:07:09 AM

Zero_ said:
Seems a pretty good build. PSU should be fine, seeing as how Toms overclocked a HD6870 on a Earthwatts 380D.

@bigcyco1, that's the usual price for 8gigs of value RAM frm all major manufacturers, including the likes of Corsair, Crucial, G.skill and Kingston.
oh my bad i been being ripped off then cheapest i get it is 45 :lol:  anyways i agree it's a solid mid range build ;) 
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May 16, 2012 5:21:38 AM

timnswede said:
Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 ($120)
Intel i5-2500k ($170)
500 watt psu OCZ modxstream ($65)
Western Digital 500gb 7200 rpm 64 MB cache ($100)
Radeon 6870 ($160)
rosewill black challenger black gaming atx mid tower ($50)
Lite-on DVD burner ($18)
8gb ram ($38)

This all comes out to about $750, is this a good PC for this price? Would it run most games on medium or high?

Get a better psu. Maybe a better brand if you want to be sure...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
after the rebate it will be cheaper!
but if your planning on any overlclocking...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (this is what i have lolz)
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May 16, 2012 5:46:53 AM

I apologize i forgot to answer your questions yes it's a decent build and yes it will run most if not all games on medium settings :) 
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May 16, 2012 6:24:46 AM

The system will run any game on at least medium settings. However, you might want to replace the graphics card in a year or so.

It would be cheaper, and give you much better game performance, to drop down to an i3-2100 , and put the money towards a 7850. That way, if you do decide you want more processing power in a year or so, you'll only be replacing a $90 part instead of a $160 part.

[edit] Of course you could buy a 2nd 6870 and xfire them down the road, but I tend to avoid 2 card setups in most cases because of microstuttering.
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