Good Gaming PC or not?

Intel Core i7 3770
AMD Radeon 7770 2gb DDR5
8 GB Ram

any suggestiions? Need reply asap.
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  1. The HD 7770 is a good graphics card don't misunderstand me, but you could get a better GPU if you buy an i5 3570k or something like that.

    Unless you're going to use the processing power of an i7, change it to an i5 and upgrade the GPU. No bottlenecks at all with any of those CPU's if you wanted to know.
    Any budget or something ? What resolution are you playing ?
  2. kael6591 said:
    Intel Core i7 3770
    AMD Radeon 7770 2gb DDR5
    8 GB Ram

    any suggestiions? Need reply asap.


    Well the i7 is crazy overkill for gaming, and a 7770 doesn't need 2GB of video RAM. How much does it cost is actually what we all need to know...
  3. how bout this:
    PC 1:
    Intel Core i5 3570k
    Asus geforce gtx 690/Palit geforce gtx 680

    PC 2:
    this one is the set:
    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxdapy1scm&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&m_1=CPFT16&m_3=16G164D&m_8=256SS3T&dgc=SS&cid=255597&lid=4530576&acd=12309163477274944
    (which I do not know if its good or what? or should I go with PC1? )
  4. kael6591 said:
    how bout this:
    Intel Core i5 3570k
    Asus geforce gtx 690


    Well that's a graphics card, I was referring like a 3570k with a 7870 or a similar GTX, but that's great.
    Even with a 680 is an excellent choice.
  5. So going with PC1 is the best Choice rather than PC2?
  6. kael6591 said:
    how bout this:
    PC 1:
    Intel Core i5 3570k
    Asus geforce gtx 690/Palit geforce gtx 680

    PC 2:
    this one is the set:
    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxdapy1scm&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&m_1=CPFT16&m_3=16G164D&m_8=256SS3T&dgc=SS&cid=255597&lid=4530576&acd=12309163477274944
    (which I do not know if its good or what? or should I go with PC1? )


    I personally don't like those DELL or Alienware PC's, the cases are nice, but I like to build PC's. So I can't give you an opinion about the Dell XPS 8500, I don't want to give you an opinion about something I don't really know how good it is.

    I like to build because you can choose the exact hardware for your needs.
  7. ahh i see I'd Rather go with PC1 then
  8. I think I will have to choose PC 2:
    Prices:
    PC2: $1,699
    PC1: $1,540
  9. kael6591 said:
    I think I will have to choose PC 2:
    Prices:
    PC2: $1,699
    PC1: $1,540


    Don't go with PC2, you're going to have a CPU that is way overkill with a GPU that won't be able to hold it's own at all.

    You're much better with an i5 with a gtx680 trust me.

    You'll get a lot better framerate from that choice. PC2's GPU sucks.
  10. Quote:
    Don't go with PC2, you're going to have a CPU that is way overkill with a GPU that won't be able to hold it's own at all.


    what do you mean I don't understand?
  11. kael6591 said:
    I think I will have to choose PC 2:
    Prices:
    PC2: $1,699
    PC1: $1,540


    From my previous experience buying prebuilt systems...let me tell you this. You'll end up saving some money building your own system. I know how it feels to be scared that you might mess up while your building but its like putting legos together but a little more sophisticated. Youtube how to build pc's, read manuals from the motherboard, and in the end you will be satisfied. You can get a

    Intel i5 3570k & asus sabertooth z77 motherboard combo:$446.98
    Noctua Nh-D14 cooler comes with thermal paste: $81.99......the heatsink is optional because intel comes with their stock brand

    Gskill ripjaws x series: $39.99
    1tb seagate barricuda 7200rpm: $69.99
    Gigabyte 7870oc : $239.99
    Rosewill capstone 750w: $99.99
    Cooler master haf 912 case :$59.99

    total: $1038.92
    also if you want to add another 7870 for a crossfire setup the asus motherboard has a 2 pcie setup at 8x

    and those parts listed above is probably better quality than what dell is going to be putting in the system of your choice
  12. actually guys I know that building up the your own system cuts off the price, but Im after High End PC Specs that can last 5 years I think. I was thinking if I choose PC2( thinking if its a high end pc) the price is good and along with it is a Monitor 23" actually that price is not just a PCU its a set. while PC1 is Just a PCU.
  13. the items listed above are high end compared to other pcs, it will easily last you for 5 years. Plus the performance of the 7870 is better than the 7770. If you choose to add another 7870 you add another 30-40 fps depending on which game. For example BF3 utilizes crossfire-amd gpu/ sli-nvidia gpu really well.....When 5 years come you dont need to buy another computer when you can just upgrade the parts at a fraction of the price. Trust me I bought a prebuild from cyber power half a year back and i just ended up replacing most of the parts in the pc.
  14. Definitely go with PC1, After having built 2 pc's of my own, you come to realize that premade computers just don't compare to a computer you built yourself. Personally, if you want high end graphics, the 7770 is not a card that will do the job for you. That being said, you do not need to get a 690, in my opinion it is too overkill. I would go with the i5, and for the graphics go with either a 670/680 or an AMD chip 7950/7970. But if your concern is that you also want peripherals to fit into your budget, simply go with a MSI 660ti Power Edition, you wont be dissapointed.
  15. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($155.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1483.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 07:10 EST-0500)
  16. ^^
    That basically shits on any premade computer you just showed.
    Plus you still save a bit
  17. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  18. kael6591 said:
    actually guys I know that building up the your own system cuts off the price, but Im after High End PC Specs that can last 5 years I think. I was thinking if I choose PC2( thinking if its a high end pc) the price is good and along with it is a Monitor 23" actually that price is not just a PCU its a set. while PC1 is Just a PCU.


    Yeah and my PC costs under $1000 and beats the sh!t out of your "Super Alienware" lol. I was gonna buy an HP desktop this past summer until the Tomshardware guys convinced me to build my own. TRUST ME! It is SOOOOOOOOOO worth it! Also the 690 is strong, but also a complete waste of money.
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