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First Gaming Build | Around $1000 | Criticism Appreciated

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December 5, 2012 11:56:35 PM

Hi so I'm buying a new mid range gaming computer to play games like GW2, minecraft, bf3 etc, on a relatively high graphic setting. Basically just wanna check if everything is compatible and looks good.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1057.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 15:16 EST-0500)

And I was wondering if this ssd would be fine?
SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 8, 2012 3:45:53 AM

Sorry I didn't notice it. But yes, if you don't want cfx, then that build looks really good. But Also, if you don't ever want to do cfx, you might want to get something like an i5 3330. Unless you like ocing for fun. Do you stick with a system for a long time? What I mean is do you upgrade as you go, or do you just stick with the same system for a long time.
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December 8, 2012 12:39:08 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Sorry I didn't notice it. But yes, if you don't want cfx, then that build looks really good. But Also, if you don't ever want to do cfx, you might want to get something like an i5 3330. Unless you like ocing for fun. Do you stick with a system for a long time? What I mean is do you upgrade as you go, or do you just stick with the same system for a long time.


O don't worry about it lol. But yeah I'll probably buy a whole new one in 2-3 years.
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December 8, 2012 1:17:04 PM

Yes, if you are going to get a new system in 3 years then an if 3330 would probably be fine. This will max out most games though.
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December 24, 2012 2:28:38 PM

Best answer selected by heyimmikee.
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