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How good is this PC from a scale from 1 to 10 for a casual gamer?

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August 21, 2012 3:59:06 PM

OK so this are the stuff that I want to buy/I bought for building a new PC.

INTEL i5 3570k
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - ATX
Cooler Master CPU Kylare Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (TR3X6G1600C9) (3x2GB)
Western Digital Internal Harddisk Caviar Black 1TB (7200RPM / 64MB Cache / Sata 6Gb/s)
Antec Dark Fleet DF-30
Asus GeForce GTX 550Ti TOP 1GB (ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5) - PCI-E / DVI / HDMI
Corsair PowerSupply (PSU) CX V2 600W

And most important are they compatible with each other? :D  :) 

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August 21, 2012 4:09:59 PM


CPU is too expensive contra GPU
3x2 GB RAM is just WTF on 1155
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August 21, 2012 4:10:28 PM

It'll be fine, but the GPU could stand to be upgraded to be a bit more balanced. Consider swapping the 550Ti out for a GTX 570 or 560ti.
August 21, 2012 4:15:33 PM

I give it a low rating as well, for the bad balance between the video card and CPU.

Also, don't run 6GB of RAM, run 4GB or 8GB. You want to run 2 or 4 modules, running odd numbers makes the system run in single channel memory mode, this is counterproductive to system performance.
August 21, 2012 5:52:16 PM

I voted 3/10. That i5 is overkill for a "casual" gamer. I don't picture a casual gamer overclocking anything, so a k series wouldn't be needed. I think i3 when I think casual, but of course, it depends on what they want to play. I would at least drop to a non-k CPU and invest into a better GPU. Also no reason to spend that much on a MoBo, really.

Save money on the CPU/Mobo, get a better GPU! [:lutfij:3]

Agreed with nekulturny on the RAM issue.
August 21, 2012 6:00:44 PM

^ Very nice, btw Missy called, she wants her "meow" back. :lol: 
August 21, 2012 6:45:15 PM

I already bought the GPU and when I bought it I didn't planned to build a new PC i just wanted to change something on the old one, which is now broken, so I'm not going to buy a new one until next year.
BTW 3x2gb is not WTF. I have a 32b OS so i won't be able to use more than 4gb - and comapred to the price of 2x2gb I better take 3x2gb and one spare ;) 
And I'm going to use the HDD for storage so I don't plan to buy an SSD.
Anyways thanks for you answers so far :D 
August 21, 2012 9:10:23 PM

I see the rationale but don't agree with it. I still don't think this is a brilliant system config.
August 22, 2012 1:23:29 PM

I know that the GPU is a problem (the RAM too - until I'll buy a new OS) but as I said I wasn't planning to build a new PC.
So yeah, only the GPU is a bigger problem, otherwise I don't think it's too bad.
August 22, 2012 1:44:06 PM

I'm thinking, you need to choose between budget, or mid range. Right now you're in the middle of all things, so it's hard to judge.

Intel Core i3-2100/2120
H61/H67 series chipset
GTX550Ti (since you already own)
Windows 32-bit OS (since you already own)

Intel i5-2500K/3570K
Z68 or Z77 chipest
GTX560Ti or higher
Windows 64-bit OS.

That's what I think at least...
August 22, 2012 7:10:38 PM

I suppose I'll choose mid-range hehe :D  and just buy some more RAM and another GPU and then just use both of them.
Oh and btw I'm a NEWBIE at building PCs so yeah, maybe that's why the stuff I chose don't go very well together.
August 22, 2012 8:38:29 PM

Yeah, it's a learning experience.