Is this a good gaming PC

jussman66

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 36.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot G2 Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.98 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($125.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer V193WEJb 19.0" Monitor ($91.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6900 Wired Optical Mouse ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1257.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
 

Avaruz

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No. I'd go as far as to say it is not a good gaming computer.

The processor is great, and the RAM is over the top as far as gaming is concerned.

That GPU is not very good, and will easily bottleneck you. You should definitely look into a better GPU, and when you find one you should consider a monitor that supports full HD(1920x1080). Also you should probably consider a laser mouse instead of an optical mouse.

The power supply is a bit on the strong side, but will work.

Edit: Yes, WD Black are good HDDs.
 

wr6133

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also thats way way more PSU than you need... get a decent branded 600 or 650 will still be plenty.

If I was building this I would swap that cooler for a coolermaster 212+ or 212 EVO

Also would drop to 8GB RAM its plenty for gaming

With the cash saved on the RAM I would buy this Graphics Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613

Its better than the 560ti.... you dont need the 2GB unless you plan on seriously high resolutions.... resolutions the 560ti would struggle at anyway.
 

Avaruz

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If you want a nice GPU to stick with that nice processor, you should look at something like the GTX 670. It is a computer for games after all, and that makes the GPU very important.

I'd save money by decreasing PSU, dropping the CPU cooler, dropping some RAM, and going for a 1TB HDD, "IF" that is what it takes for you to get a GTX 670.
 

jussman66

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot G Series Sector 5 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.83 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($118.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.31 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Dell ST2220L 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Verbatim Easy Riser Wireless Laser Mouse ($21.22 @ Amazon)
Total: $1205.22
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
 

Avaruz

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Not saying your PSU is bad, but I'd definitely go with the quality of a Corsair PSU like the one wr6133 linked.

That Verbatim mouse is definitely horrible. :]

As far as GOOD mice go, I would recommend buying a laser mouse targeted towards gamers. Example of quality brands are SteelSeries, Razer and Logitech.

Getting the BEST mouse would involve you going to stores or whatever, trying the mice on your own, and finding a mouse where you get a really nice grip.