How good is my Computer for gaming?


Jun 25, 2012
Case: In-Win Mana 136 Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-22] (White Color)
Laser Engraving: None
Laser Engraving Message:
Freebies: None
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 [-140]
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [+4]
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
Freebies: None
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS with Heat Spreader)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+27]
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-20] (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+77] (Single Hard Drive)
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: 19" Widescreen 1366x768 Sceptre X195W-NAGA 5ms TFT Active Matrix LCD Display LCD (Black Color) [+125]
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional [+135] (64-bit Edition)

All I need is for some people to triple-check this and make sure I will get a kick-@$$ gaming computer (top-end gaming, for hours). Dont want to overpay.



Jun 2, 2012
For the graphics card, use MSI afterburner and up the clock speed to 998MHz and the memory to 1,996MHz, which will give you a 2-3fps boost in games. This can make or break games sometimes, depending on who much you value your FPS. Don't overclock it too much, because your system will overheat.

When windows 8 comes out, you can upgrade to it for only $15.00 because of a special offer microsoft is running.


Jun 2, 2012
For top of top of the line gaming (with that power supply) see if you can get a Nvidia GTX 680. They are the top of the line graphics card and are very power efficient (the GTX 590's have the same performance, but use almost twice the power.) However, GTX 680's are $500.

Check out the graphics card hierarchy here:,3107-7.html

P.S. the GTX 690 is basically 2 680s in sli.