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Is this build good for gaming and/or video editing

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September 20, 2012 3:00:18 AM


Im building my first pc and was wandering if these specs are good?
Cpu- i5 3470
Mobo-GB b75 d3h
Gpu-asus 7770
Ram-8 gb 1333

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September 20, 2012 3:15:01 AM

You'd definitly want a discrete graphics card, it depends on the level of video editing/gaming your looking for ( low end Radeon HD 7770 = ~$110/ high end Radeon HD 7970= ~$430)
Id personally upgrade the mobo to the z77 chipset for better gaming as well.
September 20, 2012 3:25:50 AM

Yeah thinking of upgrading graphics card, but on a tight budget?
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September 20, 2012 3:45:00 AM

considering he's only getting a non-K CPU, i don't see why he should get a Z77 for better gaming. a 2-5fps increase at best for $20-30 more isn't exactly THAT worthwhile

now if he was getting a 3570K or plan to get one to overclock, or want some of the features available in some of the Z77 boards like the built in wi-fi in some of Asus high end boards,the no. of usb3.0/eSATA ports, no. and/or space of the PCIe/PCI slots, etc. or simply for the build quality, then spending on a Z77 would be ideal. otherwise, a cheap B75 isn't going to have a lot of impact on gaming
September 20, 2012 3:47:05 AM

Whats your budget and usage?
If its a light gaming build with no overclocking on a ~$700 budget you have got it about right. If it was an editing rig it would be woefully under powered.

Also whats the PSU? Would be a shame if it all blew up because its a DIABLOTEK Power Supply.