Would this make a good pc that can run the newer games on maxed out settings ?

I am wondering if a pc with these specs would run the newer games like BF3 on maxed out setting without fps lag ?


i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Intel HD Graphics 4000

MSI H77MA-G43 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX with UEFI BIOS

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8 GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (997007)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 SLI Ready

Primary Storage
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 6.0Gb/s

LG DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD /-RW Drive

Power Supply
Mushkin Enhanced 1000 Watts 80Plus Gold

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 SL OEM 64 Bit
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  1. You need a better graphics card. Since you picked a h77 motherboard, I'm assuming you're not overclocking. Get a i5-3470. Your psu is extremely overkill and a bad brand. Get a xfx 550w for about $50. Use all the money you saved on a better graphics card like a gtx660 or gtx660ti if possible.
  2. Even the 660ti will be cutting it close on ultra 1080p, but it depends on how many fps you consider playable. I had to turn MSAA off and set Antialiasing Post (nVidia's TXAA) to High to lock in at 60fps. Without that I'd get drops to the 40s.
  3. No it is not good, as a matter of fact it is not good at all.
    Can you give us your budget so we can help on a better build maybe?
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.49 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $747.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 18:31 EST-0500)

    A rough draft for now. Not sure on your budget so I kept it under $800. I just noticed that you didn't list a case, so do you already have one or forgot to list? If you still have room in the budget, upgrade to a 660ti.
  5. 1 other thing...your hdd is kinda slow...get a 64mb cache
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