How good is this gaming computer

How good is this system? This is my first build and I feel like this could be a good build.

Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case: $50
Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
PSU: Corsair CX500 V2 80+ Certified
GPU : Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5(maybe a Radeon 7850)
CPU: AMD FX Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad Core
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD: 500GB Seagate 7200 RPM Drive
Extra: AOC PCI High Performance Exhaust Fan
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

I want to be able to play battlefield 3 and other similar games. What could be upgraded to stay within a $750(the budget can be flexible considering I might wait till black-friday/cyber-monday) budget for the actual desktop to save money for a good monitor(probably 1920x1080) and other components, keyboard, mouse, etc...

The Processor can be changed to an AMD phenom 965 black edition. Or should I just wait for piledriver to come out. Any changes are welcome.
4 answers Last reply
More about good gaming computer
  1. You'll need a HD 7850 for battlefield @ 1080p. Otherwise looks good.
  2. I'd consider switching to an Intel-based build. Bulldozer isn't the best basis for a system, given its comparatively poor performance. You could get an Intel system for similar and have a much more open upgrade path.

    If you can, look at getting a better GPU for BF3...a 6950 would work, or if you can stretch to it a 7950. Alternatively, a 560Ti or 660Ti.

    No need for a PCI exhaust fan...
  3. I'd suggest to get a bigger case (internal dimensions) to make it a bit more future proof and allow larger graphic cards.

    I'd also suggest to go for a Radeon HD 7870/7950 (7850 minimum), that will allow decent game play. Don't bother with the 660ti, read here why not to get it,3279.html

    As for the CPU AMD vs Intel. Yes the Intel i5/i7 CPUs are faster, but more expensive.
  4. How good is that gaming PC?

    It's ok.
Ask a new question

Read More

Homebuilt Systems