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Is this a good gaming computer?

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February 12, 2013 3:55:54 AM

As in would I be able to play a game like BF3 on high/max settings? Thanks

Build: CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (MSI Twin Frozr II 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA)
Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

It's about 960 including tax/shipping and I can't really go any higher than that, but any recommendations on maybe switching out parts to keep me in my price range would be appreciated

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February 12, 2013 5:09:51 AM

unless your not gonna overclock to insane levels, you dont need the water cooling. they can be a pain in the ass and need constant attention.
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February 12, 2013 2:31:26 PM

Just use a CM Hyper 212+ to cool your CPU and use the money saved to invest into a better graphics card with more VRAM like a gtx 660ti or 7950...
February 12, 2013 6:39:07 PM

stick with a 212+/EVO as long as yoir case can fit it, if not grab a gensis sII524 or a closed loop all in one

the 570 performs between the 7850 and 7870