A good (under $1000) gaming pc build?

I'm kinda new to building computers and the works, but I was just wondering if this build is good enough to play games such as Arma 2 and BF3. I also wanna know if the parts work well together and if there are any other parts that would do a better job (budget is around $1000) please suggest them.

CPU: Intel i5 3570k LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge

Motherboard: Asrock H77-PRO4-MVP Intel H77 1155/4xDDR3/SATA3/USB3/HDMI/DVI ATX

Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8gb kit (2x4gb)

HDD: Seagate 3.5 Barracuda 1TB SATA 3 7200 rpm 64 mb hdd

SSD: Corsair Force GT 60gb SSD

Graphics: Gigsabyte GV-N66TWPZ-2GD 2GB GTX 660Ti PCI- E VGA card.

Case: Coolermaster RC K380 Gaming Case

PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 600 watt

Good? Bad? Please let me know about this build.
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  1. MrPleasant said:
    I'm kinda new to building computers and the works, but I was just wondering if this build is good enough to play games such as Arma 2 and BF3. I also wanna know if the parts work well together and if there are any other parts that would do a better job (budget is around $1000) please suggest them.

    CPU: Intel i5 3570k LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge

    Motherboard: Asrock H77-PRO4-MVP Intel H77 1155/4xDDR3/SATA3/USB3/HDMI/DVI ATX

    Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8gb kit (2x4gb)

    HDD: Seagate 3.5 Barracuda 1TB SATA 3 7200 rpm 64 mb hdd

    SSD: Corsair Force GT 60gb SSD

    Graphics: Gigsabyte GV-N66TWPZ-2GD 2GB GTX 660Ti PCI- E VGA card.

    Case: Coolermaster RC K380 Gaming Case

    PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 600 watt

    Good? Bad? Please let me know about this build.


    -Get a z77 motherboard.

    -Get a 7870 LE. It is stronger and cheaper!
  2. Hi. I just have a question. Are you wanting to put your system files on the SSD and the rest on the HDD?
  3. Why pay more for equal performance(if you are not overclocking)

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GhCy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GhCy/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GhCy/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $771.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 00:15 EST-0500)
  4. camohanna said:
    Why pay more for equal performance(if you are not overclocking)

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GhCy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GhCy/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GhCy/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $771.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 00:15 EST-0500)


    dont skimp out on a power supply, if you want a cheap power supply, get a corsair gs600

  5. If you haven't built yet, I would definitely recommend a switch to Haswell and the Z87 chipset.
  6. dannyboy2233 said:

    If you haven't built yet, I would definitely recommend a switch to Haswell and the Z87 chipset.


    problem with that is that it is an extra $100 here in Aus
  7. JezzyMC said:
    dannyboy2233 said:

    If you haven't built yet, I would definitely recommend a switch to Haswell and the Z87 chipset.


    problem with that is that it is an extra $100 here in Aus


    Okay. In that case, definitely not worth it.
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