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Is this a good $1400 gaming PC?

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June 4, 2012 5:01:49 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k Sandy Bridge (stock 3.3 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Graphics Card: (Which is better? ----->) GeForce GTX 670 2GB or SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6950 (OC Edition)
RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB
HDD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Data HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ 3 Fans
Optical Drive: SilverStone SST-TS06 Plastic with diamond shape exterior 2.5" Black USB 2.0 External USB Slim Optical drive Enclosure with 2.5" SSD/HDD Conversion Tray (Black)
Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR) or ----> Should I just plug it into my HDTV (I was wondering if I plugged it into my tv would it make my FPS go down?)

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June 4, 2012 5:33:45 AM

Anyone want to give me suggestions or tips please?
Anonymous
June 4, 2012 5:53:54 AM

that is very expensive for $1400. .only a 60 gig SSD. good lord it should be a 120 gig atleast.
btw, a 670 will eat a 6950 for breakfast.

i personally do not like "P" series motherboards, no video out and they are cheaper, hence it is expensive for $1400.
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June 4, 2012 6:04:22 AM

Okay what motherboard would you suggest? And I'm only getting the SSD for my operating system so it has a faster boot shouldn't it be fine? And how about a GeForce 560 Ti 1GB? Thanks!
Anonymous
June 4, 2012 6:08:16 AM

are you buying this stuff separately or getting a prebuilt?
June 4, 2012 6:13:38 AM

Build looks pretty good, I would suggest a couple changes.

-I would get the new Ivy Bridge CPU, the i5 3570K.
-For the motherboard I would suggest a Asrock Extreme4 Z77
-GPU the 670 is one of the best for the money right now.
-PSU, if you want to SLI in the future I would upgrade to a 750W PSU.
-And if you want to OC a bit you should look into the 212 EVO.
Anonymous
June 4, 2012 6:16:03 AM

hopz said:
Build looks pretty good, I would suggest a couple changes.

-PSU, if you want to SLI in the future I would upgrade to a 750W PSU.


ok pop quiz, WHY a 750?
June 4, 2012 6:21:18 AM

750W is overkill right now, but would give a nice leeway for a future SLI and still have a little cushion room.
June 4, 2012 6:27:26 AM

I was going to buy a pre-built but they are all too expensive and I can't find an i5-2500k anywhere with a pre-built, the only problem with that is I have never built a computer myself before.

I don't plan on overclocking so the i5-2500k should be good right? Okay I will switch to that motherboard, and lol your gonna think I'm stupid but I meant to put the GeForce 560 Ti 1GB (so then which card is better?). I don't think I'm going to SLI or OC so I should be good with the rest of the stuff right?
June 4, 2012 6:34:48 AM

The 670 is a lot better then the 560. If you don't want to OC you don't need the heat sink, and can get a little cheaper board that isn't overclockable.
Anonymous
June 4, 2012 6:35:16 AM

you get a C-

a 650 watt is fine for a SLI set up. actually the OP can get away with a quality 550 watt PSU for SLI. yes i know 550 . .what is important isn't the amount of watts but how many amps are on the 12 volt rail.

a i5 will draw not more than 150 watts - 12.5 amps. a gtx 670 will draw 164 watts on 100% load, 14 amps.
12.5+(14*2)= 40.5 amps. add an amp for every HD & SSD and for every 2 sticks of RAM we are talking 43 amps.

a quality 650 watt PSU like what the OP chose will suffice.
June 4, 2012 6:40:09 AM

Okay as you can probably tell I'm pretty new at building a rig so can yo suggest a little cheaper motherboard that you have in mind? And the heatsink is the fan that cools the CPU right?
Anonymous
June 4, 2012 6:43:25 AM

Jordannn15 said:
Okay as you can probably tell I'm pretty new at building a rig so can yo suggest a little cheaper motherboard that you have in mind? And the heatsink is the fan that cools the CPU right?

if you are NOT going to overclock the i5 2400 is a fine CPU. also you can get a H67 motherboard which does NOT have the features to overclock.

by the way what are you using this for?

and yes the 560 is a good gpu.

EDIT:

Intel Core i5 3450 $189.99
ASUS P8H77-V LGA1155 H77 $124.99

you really do not need to get another heatsink, the stock one that comes with it will be fine.
June 4, 2012 6:50:30 AM

Okay and I'm using this for gaming do you think that the 560 will get me 250 FPS constant on lets say high settings on COD4 (Call of Duty 4 Modern Warefare <--- not trying to insult your intelligence but that's if your not a gamer).
Anonymous
June 4, 2012 6:57:50 AM

Jordannn15 said:
Okay and I'm using this for gaming do you think that the 560 will get me 250 FPS constant on lets say high settings on COD4 (Call of Duty 4 Modern Warefare <--- not trying to insult your intelligence but that's if your not a gamer).

i personally like the survival in special OPS.
only COD4 "benchmark" is some cat claiming to get 100-250 FPS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njRleaSiT8g
@ the 0:04 mark.

hey i gotta split, hope i helped. :) 
June 4, 2012 7:12:08 AM

Thanks! You guys helped a lot. I'm not going to pick a best answer if either of you care because both of you helped me the same.
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