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Is this Gaming computer good enough to play games like skyrim and bf3

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September 20, 2012 5:32:54 AM

hello people,
i am new to building gaming computers and choosing specs and have done alot of research in this topic and i have finally chosen what components i want and i generally want some feedback if they are going to make a good gaming computer for this period of time. i also want to know if this setup will play games like skyrim and BF3 on ultra with good fps and Minecraft with a render distance of far.

Here are my specs( i am also going to have a 1920s1080 monitor screen size):

CPU-Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor,

CPU Cooler-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler,

Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard,

Memory-Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory,

Storage-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive AND,
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk,

Graphic/Video card-Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card,

Game Case-Cooler Master Elite 330 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case,

Power Supply-Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply.

i am also going to overclock the CPU and VPU in the near future if and when i get these components.

thank you for reading this and please answer this, i need help and another opinion.
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 5:36:49 AM

If your budget allows i would update to a i5 3570k and a newer graphics card, possibly a 660 ti.
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 5:40:49 AM

Get the 3570k hands down if you are using z77. Also the 550 is not a good vid card to pair with that hardware. At the very least go with a 560 ti or 660 ti. Youd be severely hampering your gaming experience with a 550.
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September 20, 2012 5:47:44 AM

Agreed on the CPU, get a current gen cpu, not much price difference there.

The 550 is a bit low for what you want. You will probably want at least a mid range card, the 200$ range. 7850 or 660. worst case scenario, get 7770 now and save for another for xfire later.
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September 20, 2012 12:38:16 PM

yes, all the recommendations given above on cpu's are great. The only concern is graphics card. you must get at least gtx 660, hd 7850 or gtx 670 to treat that rig well. otherwise all other choices are great.
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September 20, 2012 4:17:38 PM

I was reading the lines with the 2500k, Z77 and then I saw the 550ti. Oh. My. God.
That card could NEVER support gaming on HIGH sets even on 1680x1050. With that kind of hardware, the minimum would be a GTX 560Ti / HD 7850 / GTX 660 which are 2x more expensive cards. If you want to go cheap on something better do it on the CPU or it's cooler (use default one) but never on the GPU.

Other hardware are fantastic ;)  Except maybe for the RAM, choose something more reliable like Corsair,G. Skill, GeIL,Kingston HyperX.
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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 4:22:08 PM

I don't see an issue with the CPU even at stock speeds.

The graphics card is weak though for 1080, a gtx 660 would be a nice upgrade
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