Would this be a good gaming computer??


Nov 13, 2012
Will these parts make a really nice gaming computer???

CPU-Intel Celeron E3400

CPU Cooler-Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler

Mother Board-ASRock G31M-S R2.0 Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard

Memory-Corsair XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-800 Memory

Storage-Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Graphics Card-VisionTek Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card

Sound Card-Rosewill RC-701 Sound Card

Case-Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Suppley-HEC 585W ATX12V Power Supply (550W)

Optical Drive-Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

OS-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

Please tell me if I need any more parts or more powerful parts, and I am a first time computer builder at 14. Please help I don't want to get a whole bunch of expensive stuff then have to sent it all back because it sucks. Price $682.61 yea a LOT of money for me.


Mar 31, 2012


Forget the intel celeron straight away......

go for an I5 mother board bundel novatech.co.uk do one for about £229 ...Intel Core i5 3330 - 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz - Intel H61 Motherboard [MBB-33308A]
that takes care of your motherboard cpu and 8gb of memory

The onboard sound you get now a days is prety good so getting another sound card is un neccary

Go with a silent power supply 600w min preferably 850w or 1000w which give you room to up grade with out running out of power.
Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 850W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply £75.95
Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 1000W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply £99.35

The case doesnt really matter as long as you like it and it has reasonable cooling same for the DVD re writer drive just dont spend more than £20 on a DVD re writer..
Sharkoon T9 Value Gaming Case Black with Red LED Fans - (No PSU) £47.98
LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM £14.99

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit about £75 ish
Dont forget you need a HDD and a monitor
Western Digital Caviar Green Power 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive 6Gb/s - OEM £85.99
ASUS VW247H 60 cm (23.6") LED LCD Monitor £139.78

As for monitor and hdd well you can get cheeper ones and more expensive ones too but for a reasonable gaming system these are good
Please note if you want serious quick boot up speeds you need to have an SSD (or 2) for your boot drive