Is my pc gaming setup good?

hi guys can you tell me if my setup is good. im looking to max out every video game. i also have a 1300 dollar budget.

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Case Cooler Master SGC-2100-KWN1 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Monitor Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor

Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard

Mouse Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse

i couldnt think of anything for grapghics cards so could you recommend some i did hear a lot about the amd 7950 tho

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  1. that looks pretty good except for the power supply. I would not buy Raidmax, getting a lower wattage one and better quality one will be better in the long run. You don't need 700w with a single gpu. 500w is more than enough.

    The 7950 is a great card and I would say its probably one of the best cards right now if you are into overclocking, otherwise the 7870 is quite a bit cheaper and offers 90% of the performance of the 7950.
  2. which psu and which model of 7950 would you recommend? full name thanks
  3. Change the psu. Get a trusted brand. XFX, Seasonic, Corsair to name a few. The 7950 is a great card if it fits your budget.
  4. how much do you want to spend on a power supply?
    something like this if you want to go cheaper
    This if you want to get something more efficient and higher quality

    I would recommend the sapphire 7950.
  5. could you tell me a good 750 w psu incase i want to sli someday. also is that version of the 7950 the best or is there something that would make gameplay better? thanks :)
  6. Thats one of the best 7950s but if you want something better then the 7970 would be what you'd be looking at.

    if you want to run crossfire or SLI 650w is still plenty for that but a 750w one is nice to have too.
  7. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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