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Is this a good Gaming PC for ~$750 (input appreciated)

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August 7, 2012 10:32:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:
Next 2 weeks

Budget Range:
$700-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming
Parts Not Required:
OS, HDD, DVD-ROM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg

Country:
USA

Overclocking:
No

Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080

Newegg link to Wishlist:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Individual Parts:

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Total: $759.43
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Any input/suggestions ouwld be appreciated. Thanks in advance

-Yendog
August 7, 2012 10:47:22 PM

bump
August 7, 2012 11:38:52 PM

Yes this looks like a very good computer. very similar to me :D 
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August 7, 2012 11:42:10 PM

Spicy_benie said:
Yes this looks like a very good computer. very similar to me :D 

I learned from the best, bro.
August 7, 2012 11:46:28 PM

I would not reuse the HDD other than that it looks solid.
August 7, 2012 11:47:34 PM

Looks good, personally I would spend a little more for the video card since your primary use is gaming.
August 8, 2012 12:01:05 AM

The thing is this is a great system and he can always get a better gpu later. right now with this setup he can play bf3 on high with a consistent 50+ fps so go for the best and if needed upgrade later IMO
August 8, 2012 1:10:38 AM

You can use your old HDD - just wipe it and start fresh.
-Bruce
August 8, 2012 1:17:46 AM

dish_moose said:
You can use your old HDD - just wipe it and start fresh.
-Bruce

Yup, would have had to reformat with a new rig anyways.

edsit:
Why is it better to get 1.5v over 1.65v RAM btw?

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August 8, 2012 1:38:11 AM
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The newer Intel cpus are spec_ed for 1.5V RAM - run the risk of voiding warranty.
-Bruce
August 8, 2012 2:21:30 AM

Best answer selected by yendog.
August 8, 2012 2:21:51 AM

dish_moose said:
The newer Intel cpus are spec_ed for 1.5V RAM - run the risk of voiding warranty.
-Bruce

Thanks for the heads up
August 8, 2012 3:00:53 AM

So I suppose my GPU and CPU are good to go then?
August 8, 2012 3:49:29 AM

Tnx for the best answer, although I don't know if I deserve it. Your choices are great IMO - I have gone nvidia the last couple of gpus, but the HD7850, from what I've read, is a fantastic card. Your choices for the rest of your build are also sound and will work when/if you choose to crossfire with another HD7850.
-Bruce
August 8, 2012 4:09:43 AM

dish_moose said:
Tnx for the best answer, although I don't know if I deserve it. Your choices are great IMO - I have gone nvidia the last couple of gpus, but the HD7850, from what I've read, is a fantastic card. Your choices for the rest of your build are also sound and will work when/if you choose to crossfire with another HD7850.
-Bruce

my monitor only has a VGAS plug, what kind of converter do I need to use it on this GPU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit:
jsut went ahead and bought a dvi cable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 8, 2012 10:03:29 AM

Just curious, ive been looking for a good gaming computer build and I like this one, just a few questions, what is your final build with all the suggestions, including the ram switch and also would a cpu cooler be nessasery, just for future reference how would you know if it is necessary? Ive been told

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

is a very affordable cooler however it takes up a lot of space and I would like to play blu rays at top quality, would it be correct to say that this graphic card will give it the necessary recourses to play great quality movies? and any suggestions on a internal blu-ray drive would be appreciated , Thanks
August 8, 2012 11:03:19 AM

212 Evo is a little better. Even if you don't OC, the cooler will help keep cpu temps down.
Any one of the DDR1600 ram will work - as long as it's 1.5v and low profile so it will fit under the cpu cooler.
-Bruce
August 8, 2012 3:49:33 PM

the CPU I ordered comes with a fan, I'm not planning on OCing it, its a huge upgrade form what I have now: a PC form 08, Geforce 6800GT, 2GB RAM, old ass athlonx2 CPU

-_-
August 8, 2012 4:15:19 PM

yendog said:
the CPU I ordered comes with a fan, I'm not planning on OCing it, its a huge upgrade form what I have now: a PC form 08, Geforce 6800GT, 2GB RAM, old ass athlonx2 CPU

-_-

Ok so the stock cpu fan is efficient if not planning to overclock? I dont need the cpu cooler than??
August 8, 2012 4:16:58 PM

dragonrage said:
Ok so the stock cpu fan is efficient if not planning to overclock? I dont need the cpu cooler than??

the stock CPU works jsut fine from the reviews I read
August 8, 2012 4:16:59 PM

I realize that - if you get a cooler now(much better than stock) it is much easier to install before you complete a new build. If you wait and decide to OC - major pain in the A$$.
-Bruce
Edit - the noise from an aftermarket cooler will be much lower as temps rise.
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