What is this rig capable of?

Hey guys!

I'm getting into PC gaming and was wondering what this rig is capable of. I found it on a thread on this site (but did not want to bump a really old thread), and was wondering if you guys suggest I get it.

Value case with USB III in front panel

NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim

80+ Bronze PSU with enough watt for the system

COUGAR A-Series A560 (CGR B3-560) 560W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ultra Quiet Power Supply[/b

Quad Core CPU that goes easily to 3.8 - 4.0 GHz on air

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

AM3+ CPU so you can upgrade if needed, with native USB & SATA III plus 8x / 8x Crossfire support

ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

8GB of high speed RAM

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX

6950 plays everything at 1080p with playable fps and also has low temperatures / power consumption

SAPPHIRE 100312-1GDP Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

And a 750GB HDD

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 (0F13179) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

709$ without rebates

Is this still a really good rig (best bang for my buck)? I would use it mostly for gaming (with a little bit a internet browsing and game development).

And I was wondering if it can run stuff like: Borderlands 2, AC3 (with a really low res. and low settings), and Arma 2 (with low res. and low settings).

Thanks so much for your help!
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    I don't like Hitachi drives (not a very good failure rate), that 6950 is discontinued, that motherboard was a refurb link and is gone, I've heard bad things about the Cougar PSUs, and the Phenom II CPUs aren't worth buying in the light of current AMD and Intel CPUs that are much more efficient and similarly or better performing.

    I wouldn't recommend that build even if all of its parts were available.

    Instead, why don't you check this build out:
  2. Wow, shows how much I know! :) Thanks for the info. So would this new build be able to run stuff like: Borderlands 2, AC3 (with a really low res. and low settings), and Arma 2 (with low res. and low settings).

    Sorry, I'm really new to PC gaming! :P

    Thanks so much for your help!
  3. LOL, It'll play all of those games maxed out texture settings in full 1080p and get excellent frame rates. The 7850 is a great card for 1080p, although it may have trouble getting more than a little if any MSAA in some of the most intensive games such as Sleeping Dogs in 1080p.
  4. WOW! And I though I would need to spend over $1000 to play these games with high settings! Thank you so much for all your help!

    This place is AWESOME!
  5. Best answer selected by rushrage.
  6. Glad to help.

    ~$1000 could get you excellent performance in 5760x1080 instead of just 1080p if we tried hard to get a great build around that budget ;)
  7. Thanks! But I don't need more than 1080p. :)
  8. Sorry, 1 last question!

    Do you have a good cheap monitor you can recommend?

    This is one of the most popular (and cheapest) and well-reviewed 1080p displays available. On sale for $110, it's a great value compared ti its usual $170 price point.
  10. Awesome, thanks!
  11. Glad to help.
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