New Rig

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.

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  1. 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.

    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)
  2. 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

    Here is a list of all his systems:

    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. on battlefield 3 at 1920x1200 a 7770 doesnt get over 30 fps.

    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: $592.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 17:15 EST-0500)
  6. Windows is the problem, 100$+
    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?
  7. 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 if you spend $850 you can get a 7870 but you still need a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
  8. It is +150 for a 22 inch HP HD Monitor, keyboard, mouse.
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