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Is this a good mid-end custom PC build?

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February 19, 2013 1:21:13 PM

guys help!!!

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K - 3.40 GHz

Motherboard - Asus P8H77-M - Intel H77 chispet

RAM - kingston hyperx 4gb ddr3 1600

HDD - intel ssd 120 gig sata 3 -P 4800

Graphics card - Asus HD7770-DC-1GD5 - Radeon HD 7770

Optical drive - sony dvd rw ad7260s 24x sata

Display -Samsung 20' S20B300B LED Monitor

PC Case - aerocool strike x one

Power supply - Cooler Master GX 550W

keyboard - logitech ultra flat keyboard

mouse - logitech m125 usb optical mouse

speaker - creative sbs a40 speakers

thanks in advance!!

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February 19, 2013 1:25:02 PM

are u open for suggestion? LOL yesterday i found a member asked community but refused to hear any opinon from us.

kingston hyperx 4gb ddr3 1600 ---> make sure it is 1,5V ram, if you arent sure, get corsair brand RAM

Power supply - Cooler Master GX 550W ---> this PSU has really bad reputation, get seasonic/corsair/xfx brand PSU

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CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K - 3.40 GHz --> for OC

Motherboard - Asus P8H77-M - Intel H77 chispet ---> if it is for OC< dont get h77 board, get z77 board
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February 19, 2013 1:25:08 PM

Don't get a coolermaster PSU. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

You need a z77 motherboard if you want to overclock the CPU.

The GPU is only going to play games at medium settings at 1080p.

If this is for gaming, you can do alot better.
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February 19, 2013 1:33:51 PM

It's not a good gaming PC. How much money can you spend? I guess you need everything from hardware? can you buy from newegg?
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February 19, 2013 1:37:22 PM

tiny voices said:
Don't get a coolermaster PSU. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

You need a z77 motherboard if you want to overclock the CPU.

The GPU is only going to play games at medium settings at 1080p.

If this is for gaming, you can do alot better.


Yeah, obviously a lot depends on what the OP wants to do with the rig, but if it's for gaming, the CPU and the GPU are heavily unbalanced; I wouldn't pair a Core i5 with anything less than a 7850 on the graphics' subsystem unless I just didn't care about graphics' performance.

I also wouldn't bother buying a "K" (unlocked) CPU if I weren't also buying an overclocking motherboard (z77). Although it's true that you could replace the motherboard later, the motherboard is generally the most annoying part to upgrade (requiring an OS reinstall, in most cases, and if you have an OEM copy of windows, a new motherboard requires a whole new license from Microsoft).

If the OP could supply a budget, and declare his usage preferences, we'd be able to help better.
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February 20, 2013 11:42:27 AM

thanks! for the suggestions guys!! I consider all the suggestions..so what's the best mid range pc for gaming guys? thanks again
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February 20, 2013 12:51:47 PM

are u from US/canada? how much is ur budget?
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