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Rate my PC build

Total: 27 votes (14 blank votes)

  • Perfect
  • 8 %
  • Pretty good, very minor tweaks
  • 39 %
  • Good, minor tweaks
  • 31 %
  • OK
  • 0 %
  • Pretty bad
  • 8 %
  • WTF is this?
  • 16 %
  • Other
  • 0 %
November 22, 2012 12:52:16 AM

I do not plan to spend anymore money, if you can find something less and just as effective, that'd be great. This is a gaming PC that I plan to order and build. Do you think it could run new games like BF3, Skyrim, and high demanding games - on what settings do you think it could run them at? Any compatibility issues - are the compatibility issues from pcpartpicker legit?

Anyway, here it is!

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $718.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 21:47 EST-0500)

"Compatibility Notes According to
ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports."

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November 22, 2012 1:02:44 AM

Get the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 or 3 over the Pro3, and replace that PowerColor GPU with one made by Sapphire, Gigabyte, Asus, or MSI
November 22, 2012 11:15:18 AM

But that would mean increasing my price by a quite a bit.
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November 22, 2012 2:38:46 PM

Well keep the the Pro 3, but replace that 7870 with what I suggested. For a few bucks more you get lower temps & less noise.
November 22, 2012 3:46:11 PM

its almost 20 bucks more I think
November 22, 2012 9:48:10 PM

Probably because of Black Friday
November 22, 2012 11:11:21 PM

I don't think so
November 22, 2012 11:43:11 PM

wonder why people are voting this is a bad build too -.-
November 23, 2012 12:09:59 AM

November 23, 2012 12:29:52 AM

Probably just trolls. If people really thought that it was that bad, someone other than me would be helping you right now.
November 23, 2012 10:25:04 AM

any other opinions?
November 23, 2012 10:29:13 AM

Same points as Bread actually, its a pretty good build for the price.
November 23, 2012 10:41:27 AM

Alright, so I'll replace the video card with a cheaper sapphire version of it, and it will be ready to go? No compatibility issues? Will it be able to run BF3, Modern warfare, etc? And on what settings could it run itt at?

November 23, 2012 10:46:25 AM

Well, I have the exact same hardware (3570k@4.3Ghz, Sapphire HD7870 @1150Mhz Core, 5500Mhz memory) and am getting quite good performance at 1080p (everything Ultra, DX11 and high res texture pack). Averaging around 40FPS with occasional dips to the low 30's when something big happens on screen.
November 23, 2012 12:32:49 PM

so your pretty much saying I can run it on max settings with very very little problems? :D 
November 23, 2012 3:16:17 PM

any other opinions out there?
November 23, 2012 3:45:45 PM

still sorta nervous some high demanding games will lag on it, or there will be a compatability issues :|
November 23, 2012 4:34:20 PM

November 23, 2012 5:15:39 PM

anyone else out dere
November 23, 2012 6:13:18 PM

It'll run most games on ultra with playable FPS. Most games will be 60+ while some like BF3 may be around 40+, depending on your AA levels. If you really want those extra frames, just set the graphics to high.
November 23, 2012 6:26:45 PM

kk :D 
November 23, 2012 11:42:00 PM

I'm hoping it'll last a good 2-3 years
November 23, 2012 11:45:35 PM

It will if your willing to start lowering settings toward the end of its life.
November 24, 2012 12:01:07 AM

well I'm thinking more of; it will be able to run games 2-3 years down the line. But the life expectancy of the parts themselves should be at least 3 years I'm guessing
November 24, 2012 12:04:51 AM

Yea, that's what I meant. The components themselves (except the PSU) will last long past their own obsolescence.
November 24, 2012 10:07:13 AM

Now I gotta find a place that will put this all together and won't charge an arm and a leg. I know you guys will probably say try it yourself, but I seriously suck at putting together technology >_<
November 24, 2012 10:13:53 AM

vmartelle said:
I know you guys will probably say try it yourself

Well good thing thats out of the way, you know us too well.
No reason why you cant build your own, its all rather simple to do. Its largely just matter of plugging everything into the right places and turning a screwdriver. I should know because I just today disassembled my machine, cleaned it, emptied my water loop, filled it back up , put it all back together and am using it now. You will want to dedicate a day to do it, as it can take a while. Here are some good build guides.

NCIX How to build a gaming PC. Just note that the components used are way overkill for a gaming machine.

Newegg TV 3-part series, Part 2.
Part 3 is about installing Windows, drivers and such. Also worth watching.
November 26, 2012 9:49:26 AM

Amazing dude..this same build is now $800 today (cyber monday) LOL!