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My first gaming pc build needs review

Last response: in Systems
July 31, 2012 9:16:24 PM

Well after about a month and a half (probably not that long for some of you) i have finally finished my gaming pc build and i just want to ask a few questions and get a review on whether or not it's good.

i would like to reduce the price as much as possible while still being able to play games as at good setting (medium-high not looking to max out the newer games but if possible that would be nice) so i was wondering if switching the i5 to an i3-2120 would be a good idea or if the change would be noticeable

would like to stick in the $0-$800 range, and unfortunately my build goes out by some xD

any help or an a-ok that this is a good build would be appreciated

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a c 245 4 Gaming
July 31, 2012 9:38:14 PM

Pointless to get an i5-2500K with an H61 - you won't get to use the unlocked multiplier.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.88 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($164.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $819.99
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 17:39 EDT-0400)
July 31, 2012 9:48:02 PM

wow it looks really good (from my noobish stand point xD) and thanks for the help, glad you were able to lower the price a good deal, and just to make sure this new build will run most games at a reasonable setting (mid-high)