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Is this a good gaming rig for $600?

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September 12, 2012 11:49:23 PM

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Posted a screenshot from Newegg I just want to know if this is a good gaming rig. I want a computer that can run Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and other new games I would like to add on this computer.

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September 13, 2012 12:34:33 AM

here you go:


CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $635.92
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September 13, 2012 1:15:07 AM

I don't know if you would wanna switch CPU, my cousin has the 2120 and I have the 965, if you overclock the 965 it is better for gaming, but the stock cooler is really loud so you might want an aftermarket cooler.
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