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January 1, 2013 7:14:40 PM

Hi Guys

I am planning on buying a desktop, is this good enough for gaming, I would like to play Planetside 2, BF3.. Etc..

Gigabyte H61M DS2H Intel 1155 motherboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
Intel i5 3570 Ivy Bridge CPU
8GB Patriot Viper Black Mamba 1600mhz memory
Asus HD7770 1GB GDDR5 video card
1 Terrabyte Seagate 7200rpm hard drive
LG DVD writer
Antec 450 watt power supply
Zalman Z11 PC case
Radeon HD7770 1GB

Price: 695$ + 150$ For Keyboard,Mouse, Monitor
It is custom built by a person running a home business, he has a 1 year guarantee from the manufacturers.
Please leave an opinion
How long would this system last, in the gaming word, in a way to run upcoming and modern games on medium to high settings.

Thanks
-Ray

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January 1, 2013 7:33:02 PM

can you pick any parts you want or is this the only option? i would strongly suggest trying to build it yourself. watch the video below and read the techreport article and i'm sure you would be able to put it together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_bs5G1yYU
http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...

not sure how he is making money considering the parts come out to $600 after MIR not including windows 7 ultimate which is $180. the gigabyte motherboard is discontinued so i just picked the closest one.

also there is no reason to get a 3570k and then get a H61 motherboard. the H61 is a sandybridge motherboard and you cant overclock with it. so either get a i5-3470 for $180 or get a z77 motherboard so you can overclock the 3570k. but you will also need a cpu cooler if you are going to overclock.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.64 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $597.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 16:40 EST-0500)
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January 1, 2013 7:52:07 PM

It isnt a I5-3570K, Its the I5-3570

I can upgrade to the I7-3770 For 100$
Also I can upgrade to the MSI HD7870 2GB but again I am on a budget


Here is the link to the one above
http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computers-Ferr...


Here is a list of all his systems:
http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-PostersOtherAds-W0QQUserIdZ...

But would that system run well? with games like Planetside 2, BF3..Etc..
I would rather not customize onine because of shipping charges and restrictions to Quebec which are HECTIC! :cry: 
I would also like to run Flight Simulator X smoothly

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January 1, 2013 7:53:29 PM

yea sorry i though it said k. don't get the 3570 its only like $5-10 cheaper then the unlocked k version. either get a 3570k and a z77 board or get the 3470 for $180. its not worth the extra $130 for the i7 unless you will make use of the hyperthreading.

you are in canada so the prices might be a little different. i would strongly suggest taking a look at the video i linked and see if you would be comfortable putting the system together yourself.
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January 1, 2013 7:56:03 PM

But selecting the K Requires a new motherboard...


Thats why the config above is only 695$, since overclock isnt need, a cheaper motherboard could be used :) 

But the question:
Game performance
Planetside 2, BF3, FSX, How does it do?
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January 1, 2013 8:10:23 PM

on battlefield 3 at 1920x1200 a 7770 doesnt get over 30 fps.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_P...


if you were willing to try building it yourself you cold do something like this. its got a better video card and $100 cheaper. if you didnt need windows you could spend that $100 and get a much better video card.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.65 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $592.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 17:15 EST-0500)
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January 1, 2013 8:21:19 PM

Windows is the problem, 100$+
The a monitor, another minimum 100$+

What company would you recommend for custom PC's in Canada,
I've checked out Cyberpower and Ibuypower so far, so which would be better? Ibuypower definitely has a more organized site in my opinion.


Do you think I should avoid AMD cpu's?
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January 1, 2013 8:41:35 PM

i don't know much about companies that build custom pc's other then you pay more. those other 2 sites you listed look more expensive. for $700 i don't think you are going to get more then a 7770. on montreal.kijiji.ca if you spend $850 you can get a 7870 but you still need a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
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January 1, 2013 8:54:12 PM

It is +150 for a 22 inch HP HD Monitor, keyboard, mouse.
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