Budget gaming PC rating

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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  1. Which parts have you bought already? Because if you don't plan on using that much storage you can instead get an SSD or the Momentus XT because it has a small SSD cache and it's cheaper. Otherwise everything looks good.

    A Nice SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191
    Momentus XT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591
  2. 5/10

    CPU is too expensive contra GPU
    3x2 GB RAM is just WTF on 1155
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663

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

    Agreed with nekulturny on the RAM issue.
  6. ^ Very nice, btw Missy called, she wants her "meow" back. :lol:
  7. 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
  8. I see the rationale but don't agree with it. I still don't think this is a brilliant system config.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

    Budget:
    Intel Core i3-2100/2120
    H61/H67 series chipset
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    GTX550Ti (since you already own)
    Windows 32-bit OS (since you already own)

    Mid-range:
    Intel i5-2500K/3570K
    Z68 or Z77 chipest
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    GTX560Ti or higher
    Windows 64-bit OS.

    That's what I think at least...
  11. 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.
  12. Yeah, it's a learning experience.
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