New 'Gaming' Build. $1347 - Rate it

Hey guys.
Below are my specs of my latest computer build. What are your opinions of it and what do you think I should upgrade?

Give it a rating out of 5 and any pros/cons. Thank you.

CPU: Intel Quad Core i5-3550 Processor 3.3Ghz (Ivy Bridge)

Motherboard: Gigabyte Latest Generation B75M Chipset Maindboard with 4 x DDR3, USB 3.0, 16X PCIE

RAM: 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 (Two AMD 4GB)

Case: Antec 902 Ultimate Gaming Case.

SSD: 120GB OCZ Agility 3

Hard-drive: 1TB Seagate SATA 7200RPM 3.5" 64MB

GPU: nVidia 1GB GTX 560 1GB (Palit GTX560 1GB DDR5 Cle 192bit)

PSU: Corsair 650W TX650M

CPU cooler (I plan to upgrade within the month): Aywun A1-V4 CPU Cooler 80mm aluminum fan.

Optical Drive: Basic Sony drive. Lol.

Monitor: 21.5 Inch AOC LED Monitor (It's the only size that will fit on my desk).

The price was $1347.

I plan to play a few games on it, but honestly, I don't care if I don't get 10000 FPX on BF3 with Ultra/maxed out settings.
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  1. Hi there, do u have a photo of your desk?
  2. nikorr said:
    Hi there, do u have a photo of your desk?

    No why? The 21.5 inch just fits nice and snug on my desk. 23inch (I used my friend's to test it) just didn't fit. I have a corner workstation that is about 14-15 years old. I've had it my entire life, haha, so with the 23inch+ monitor, the keyboard was on my lap.
  3. Its cool, but the experience of larger display is just much better, that's all.
  4. What store are u shopping at?
  5. nikorr said:
    What store are u shopping at?

    Yea I know the bigger the better but oh well. What can I do now? Lol.
    I got it done at JW Computers.
  6. If your CPU cooler is any good in reviews, get it. If u don't know get

    Aywun A1-V4 CPU Cooler 80mm aluminum fan.
  7. Same with the PSU.
    If the one u got is good, keep it. Great alternative would be ->
  8. For all I'd give 3.5 out of 5.
  9. And also the RAM could be little faster -> Kingston DDR3 1600MHz 8GB Kit


    Kingston proudly introduces HyperX Blu, a new line of reliable memory ideal for the entry level gamer or PC enthusiast.

    HyperX Blu series features a new streamlined clipless design. Its heat spreaders provide thermal performance at an improved price point.

    This dual-channel HyperX Blu series memory kit is Intel XMP-Certified, and runs at a latency timing of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V operating voltage for dual-channel systems.
  10. I'm going to see how everything runs and if I need to upgrade, I'll pawn the parts off to the store for like 30% of the price and just upgrade.
  11. Any other opinions/feedback would be appreciated.
  12. 3/5. Being a gamer, it don't like seeing an SSD in place of a more powerful graphics card; however, since you seem to want it for all-around purposes, it is quite good so it would be a 4/5. Then I brought it another point down for the PSU.
    The PSU: Imo, a PSU is far to crucial to a PC to not have a brand name unit, and if it dies, the rest of your parts may be lost as well.
  13. The TX650 v2 is a better PSU as it is based on a newer design. 1/5 tbh because with $1347, you can include a MUCH better GPU.
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