Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

My first Gaming PC - Good or Bad Build?

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 4, 2012 12:44:24 AM

On a low Budget I have decided to build this gaming PC - Asking the experts is there anything which I can change?

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: $900 - £500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the internet..

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any IN THE UK

Country: Not sure.

Parts Preferences: Anything within my budget which is compatible.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Good cool down system, LED lights aren't important but will look nice.




CPU

Core i5 2500K

$220

Graphics

XFX Radeon HD 6870

$200

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H

$125

Memory

Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 8GB kit

$95

HDD


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

$60

Optical drive

Samsung SH-B123L BD-ROM combo

$65

Case

Coolermaster HAF 912

$60

PSU*

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W

$70

More about : gaming good bad build

June 4, 2012 12:50:48 AM

Change the Graphics card to a Radeon HD 7850 and you're golden. :) 
June 4, 2012 2:33:19 AM

Er' I would but I'm planning to crossfire it :) 
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 2:48:05 AM

What does Crossfire have to do with your GPU choice? The 7850 uses about the same amount of power as the 6870 with far better performance.
June 4, 2012 3:22:07 AM

kajabla said:
What does Crossfire have to do with your GPU choice? The 7850 uses about the same amount of power as the 6870 with far better performance.


I already have one, but if i Buy another instead of getting 7850 it will be much more powerful if I crossfire - But you have a point I may sell it and buy 7850 and save up to crossfire 2x 7850 and get i7 processor
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 4:18:52 AM

CF 6870 has a lot of microstuttering.
June 4, 2012 5:24:08 AM

Teflon said:
I already have one, but if i Buy another instead of getting 7850 it will be much more powerful if I crossfire - But you have a point I may sell it and buy 7850 and save up to crossfire 2x 7850 and get i7 processor


Yeah I think this is the best way forward. But dont worry about the i7, doesn't impact gaming, your 2500k will be plenty sufficient for the forseable.

The 7850 really is leaps and bounds ahead as its on the new 28nm process.
!