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Is this PC ok to game with?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Candyman5OS, May 6, 2012.

  1. Candyman5OS

    Candyman5OS Member

    May 6, 2012
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    Right now priority is Diablo 3 and Arma 2. In the future I would like to pick up Generals 2 and Company of Heroes 2.

    However like I said Diablo 3 is the primary obj. I just want to be able to play it nice and smooth. Arma 2 as well if I can but I doubt that it will be played much when the stated releases.

    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

    Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    CD/DVD ROM: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

    Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400


    Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

    Total is: $751.93

    Im debating between the i5 and i7........

    Keep in mind im a complete noob when it comes to anything Computers. If I made a careless mistake or something please keep the insults to a minimum.
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  2. DavGerm4

    DavGerm4 Active member

    May 25, 2006
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    You seemed to have picked the right parts and everything. 8GB RAM is more then enough to run Diablo 3 and the i5 is a quad core, so a plus there, and 750W is more then enough!

    My current setup has the i7-2600K, 16GB RAM, and an nVidia GFX 640, and I can play Fallout: New Vegas, on ultra settings, and I've played Diablo 3 on it without issues as well!
  3. mrslicker

    mrslicker Regular member

    Nov 27, 2010
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    The biostar brand is not especially well-received for quality, from what i have heard. It may be fine, but check around for comparable boards from other brands to see what you come up with.

    Ivy bridge i5's may be comparable price and i think work with the z77 mobo's. they are more effecient, for clock and power consumption. I do not think a i7 will be necessary for you.

    GFX - good choice of brand and chip
    PSU is a good brand as far as I am concerned.
    RAM is stable and reliable. check that the voltage is correct between MOBO and RAM (i.e. - 1.5V or what-have-you)

    ALSO, have a knowledgeable friend on hand if you plan to assemble it yourself, or have it in your budget to pay for an hour or two of a shop's time for assembly. Just a suggestion; you can feel free to disregard this.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012

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