Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Is this a Good Gaming pc build

Last response: in Systems
Share
July 5, 2012 11:50:34 PM

Hi Everyone

I am currently looking to buy my first gaming pc and have come up with the following build, i would just like to know if you thinks its anygood plus if everything is compatible with one another. Im pretty sure it is but I want get second opinions before i order the parts.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard

CPU: Intel i5 2500k

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2gb OC

Case: NZXT Guardian 921RB Blue

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX

Memory: 2 x (Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3)

Monitor: Samsung S24B300H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor

Power Supply: OCZ Technology ZT Series 750W Power Supply

I will be ordering parts from Pc Case Gear so if you have any suggestions to change part of the build if you could find a simararly priced product off there it would be very helpful.

More about : good gaming build

a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2012 12:17:46 AM

Looks good.

But...

Is that ram a pair of 4gb kits(2 x 2gb) giving a total of 8gb,
Or, is it a 4gb kit of 2 x 2gb?

Regardless, I would suggest a single 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. 2 separate kits may not be supported by corsair.
m
0
l
July 6, 2012 12:36:26 AM

geofelt said:
Looks good.

But...

Is that ram a pair of 4gb kits(2 x 2gb) giving a total of 8gb,
Or, is it a 4gb kit of 2 x 2gb?

Regardless, I would suggest a single 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. 2 separate kits may not be supported by corsair.



Yeah its 2 sticks of (2 x 2, what do you suggest I should replace it with?
m
0
l
Related resources
July 6, 2012 12:38:31 AM

If you can, try and go for an SSD for either boot and high speed storage, or cache.
Also, try to bump up to a 7870 GHz Edition.
A Z68 motherboard wouldn't be bad either. The real difference is that Z77 has Intel controlled USB 3.0. a Z68 motherboard with USB 3.0 will do just fine.
m
0
l
July 6, 2012 12:41:56 AM

locomoco321 said:
If you can, try and go for an SSD for either boot and high speed storage, or cache.
Also, try to bump up to a 7870 GHz Edition.
A Z68 motherboard wouldn't be bad either. The real difference is that Z77 has Intel controlled USB 3.0. a Z68 motherboard with USB 3.0 will do just fine.


I've already gone over what my budget was going to be, i don;t think i could afford to go up to the 7870 card, thanks for the suggestion though.
m
0
l
July 6, 2012 12:44:42 AM

jmaguire94 said:
I've already gone over what my budget was going to be, i don;t think i could afford to go up to the 7870 card, thanks for the suggestion though.

All right then, happy to help. I'll watch out for more posts to try and help.
m
0
l
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2012 12:49:26 AM

jmaguire94 said:
Yeah its 2 sticks of (2 x 2, what do you suggest I should replace it with?


Ram is cheap.
I would suggest this g.skil 8gb kit for $ 47 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1333 ram is almost as good for $ 40: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram speed does not much impact fps or real app speed with sandy bridge. Read this:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

Here is a study on the value of 8gb:
http://www.corsair.com/blog/an902-8gb-or-more-of-system...
m
0
l
!