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How's this for a gaming build?
Feb 11, 2013, 6:53 PM
CPU:Intel Core i5 3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1Ghz/3.4Ghz turbo core x4 Quad Core LGA 1155
GPU: Zotac GTX 660 (Never Overclocked) with 4 year international warranty
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 DDR3 PCI-E3.0 LGA1155
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB 6Gb/s SATA3
RAM: Mushkin Blackline FrostByte 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9
Optical: LG GH24NS70 24X DVD Writer SATA3
Case: Antec One Gaming Case Front USB3.0 2X120mm Case Fan
PSU: FSP Group Aurum 550W MODULAR PSU, 80PLUS GOLD, 120mm Fan,1x 20+4Pin, 4x 6+2 PCIE, 7x SATA
is that a good enough build to play games like planetside 2 , bf3 , crysis 3 thanks
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013, 6:56 PM
fine build except you don't actually need Z77 mobo for i5 3450. Get H77 mobo
Feb 11, 2013, 7:46 PM
Not sure about that power supply. You might want to go with a Corsair or Seasonic to be on the safe side.
As far as the GPU goes get a Radeon 7870 GHz edition instead of a GTX 660.
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