Does this computer sound good for gaming? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: September 27, 2012 5:11 AM in Systems Share tacosauzee September 27, 2012 5:03:58 AM Hello, I'm building a custom rig, and was wondering if this will be good to run games, such as Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. (DayZ to be specific) Here's the specs: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52310 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Cost plus shipping is $800. (I have a keyboard, thermal paste, power supply, and case added in which adds about $150, making it about $950 total) Any improvements that will keep me around the same price would be greatly appreciated. More about : computer sound good gaming | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove g-unit1111 September 27, 2012 5:11:24 AM Here's what I would get for that price: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.86 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg) Total: $727.34 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) Get a full ATX board as opposed to mATX. I wouldn't bother with Z77 if you're not going to overclock, and I included a better GPU for $10 more. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Does this computer sound good for gaming?> Related ressources: ForumHow does this Gaming Computer sound ? ForumNew Build does this sound good ForumDoes this sound like a decent Gaming computer ? (for the price) ForumPre-Built $1000 Gaming Computer . Is this good ? iBUYPOWER ForumIs this computer "spec" good for ps gaming ? Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumIs this a good gaming computer ? ForumDoes this sound like a good budget build to you? ForumDoes this sound like a good configuration for maxing out WoW ForumIs this a good gaming computer ? Forumwhy does analog sound so good ? ForumDoes my setup sound like a good idea? ForumDoes this look like a good build? Help appreciated :-) ForumDoes this PC sound ok for gaming ? ForumHow does this sound , cheaper alternatives? ForumWhy does my computer not run games better? Forum$3300 gaming computer , tell me if it's good ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum[Solved] Is this a good mid-range PC build? ForumHow Much Could I Sell This For? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !