Gaming build help

Hello,

is this setup good for gaming


Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K

Processor Cooling
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan

Memory
8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X
Video Card

AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB - Single Card

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0

Power Supply
550 Watt - Standard

Primary Hard Drive
2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
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  1. Don't expect to max out any games with that GPU, and that PSU will be severely underpowered if you decide to upgrade. Also, why liquid cooling? That doesn't make a lot of sense. What's the budget here?
  2. Budget?
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    Don't expect to max out any games with that GPU, and that PSU will be severely underpowered if you decide to upgrade. Also, why liquid cooling? That doesn't make a lot of sense. What's the budget here?


    OK iv'e made some changes (my budget is about 1200)
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)-

    Processor Cooling 1 x Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink-

    Memory 1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-G.Skill Ripjaws X

    Video Card 1 x AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB-Single Card

    Motherboard 1 x ASRock Z77 Pro4 -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16-

    Power Supply 1 x 1000 Watt - Standard-

    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive

    Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black

    Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-

    Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
  4. diabeticwalrus said:
    OK iv'e made some changes (my budget is about 1200)
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)-

    Processor Cooling 1 x Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink-

    Memory 1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-G.Skill Ripjaws X

    Video Card 1 x AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB-Single Card

    Motherboard 1 x ASRock Z77 Pro4 -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16-

    Power Supply 1 x 1000 Watt - Standard-

    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive

    Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black

    Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-

    Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-


    I'd ditch that whole build honestly. 16GB of RAM and the i7 isn't needed, and neither are 2 1TB hard drives. The 1KW PSU is also massive overkill.

    Try something like this for $1200:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1199.76
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 19:06 EDT-0400)
  5. thanks
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