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Gaming rig good enough??

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November 3, 2012 2:46:10 PM

Are the components good enough for 1080p gaming on descent settings. The specifications are:

Processor: Intel Core i5 3570k (No overclock)
Motherboard: Please suggest
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600
Hard Disk: Western Digital 500GB
Chassis: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer
Graphics Card: EVGA's GTX 560 ti (The 2gb edition)

I plan of playing these games preferably maxed out at 1080p:

GTA 4
COD Black Ops
Amnesia
COD MW3
Skyrim
Dirt 3
Crysis 2
Battlefield 3

Also, please suggest a good motherboard around $100 to house the components.
Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

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November 3, 2012 3:17:31 PM

Id probably get 8gb of ram considering the price point it's at versus the 4gb just to be on the safe side. For the motherboard you could go with a gigabyte z77-d3h, it's around 100$ and has pretty good options/ its reliable too.
November 3, 2012 3:43:23 PM

Mobo that goes with Z77, MSI, Asus or Gigabyte is recommended..
4 GB Memory is okay, 8GB is recommended
SSD is a great option, you can buy HDD for storage later, but if you insist on HDD 7200rpm is recommended
i5-3570k for procie ? and no overclock ? I think you shoud get the non K (K series is for OC) you spend $ for something you don't use..
for Graphic the GT/X 680 is recommended (best with 8GB Memory)
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November 3, 2012 3:47:34 PM

If you aren't planning on overclocking ever then you don't need a k-series processor or a Z77 motherboard.
Also, if you don't already own the card, the 560ti has been basically superseded at its price point, meaning it's not that great a buy any more (though still a nice card).
Agree on going for 8Gb of ram, it's really cheap and there's not a good reason not to.
As for motherboard manufacturers, I'd throw ASrock into the mix as well as others mentioned. They are pretty good value compared to some of their competition, and good quality too.
November 3, 2012 4:53:53 PM

I like the ASrock extreme4 z77 mobo. Its also fairly cheap imo.
November 3, 2012 7:49:38 PM

toss a litte more ram in the system. you should be fine. GTA is a cpu driven game and not gpu. the patch did not offer much performance to the game. the rest are gpu driven.
November 4, 2012 1:47:32 PM

I'm sort of in a limited budget here. Is the 660 (Non-ti) better than the 560 ti? And if I get a lower end i5 processor, will it effect the fps?
November 5, 2012 4:04:20 AM

What price range are you going for?
November 5, 2012 10:35:48 AM

hawkswoop said:
What price range are you going for?

Around $650
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November 5, 2012 4:33:25 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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