gaming computer question?

22nd of April 2014 6

gaming computer question?

Question by samichpower: gaming computer question?
Hello, I am building a computer soon and I want to know if these parts are compatible and if they can run games like Skyrim or Assassin’s Creed 3:

Intel Core i5 Processor i5-3330 3.0GHz 5.0GT/s 6MB LGA 1155 CPU, Retail

MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior VM30001W2Z

SilverStone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 100 % Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Black)

LITE-ON DVD Burner – Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 – OEM

I already have a 1TB Hard drive with Windows 7 on it. If you could change something what would it be?

Best answer:

Answer by Insayne
I would personally change the power supply to a 600W just to be safe.

Also, invest in a solid state drive, those things are a miracle.

I am not really experienced enough to make a judgement on whether it would run stuff fine.

If I was to change anything that would be it, or I would recommend you build the same as my computer but that cost $ 1800, so yeah.

Hopes this helps somewhat.

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6 great comment(s) for this post

  1. Binoy 7:34 pm 22/04 of 2014

    yes this pc can run AC3 and skyrim without ant problem.

  2. Lucas 7:35 pm 22/04 of 2014

    I’d get a 120 GB SSD and windows 7 for a performance boost. And use the 1 TB HDD for your programs, games and, files. I’d also swap the G.Skill with Kingston RAM and MSI graphics with ASUS for reliability and Performance boosts. Finally I’d replace the CPU with the intel core i5 3570k. Good luck.

  3. Jack 8:10 pm 22/04 of 2014

    bigger PSU. They run best when 50-60% of the wattage is being used. Get a 600 or a 650W

  4. !There is no reason for Ignorance !call a vet! 8:51 pm 22/04 of 2014

    I would get a SSD and a bigger power supply 700 w and your good to go .

  5. william 8:58 pm 22/04 of 2014

    You def don’t! Need a “bigger” power supply. Just google power supply calculator.

    You only need 250w but I wouldn’t go with less than a platinum rated 350-400 or a gold rated 500-550.

    The cheap 400w and smaller PSUs are complete garbage.

    Anyways on to the rest… I would recommend that you save money where you can. Dump on the motherboard since you are not getting a 3570k. Put that money into a better video card. I don’t know what the ram is costing you but the cheapest 1600 or 1866 kit is fine. Ram speed will not make a big difference and ram brand will make even less of a difference.

    Whatever you put into the video card is going to pay off substantially. I would recommend you go with a and hd7950 boost or a gtx760 the hd7950 comes with some great games and I think it outperforms the 760 but you should double check that.

    Do everything you can to squeeze in a better card. I am running a 670 and a 4.5ghz 3570k and there are already games that are to demanding to get 60fps at the highest settings.

    Just some food for thought.

    One last thing do not waste your money on an SSD. It will NOT improve your frame rates… Just load times it the difference of waiting 10 seconds or 40 seconds and then your in the game and your good to go. That is not worth the money when you could be putting the money into a better video card or a better processor.

    Also if you can get a haswell setup for the same price then you should.

  6. PTRP 9:06 pm 22/04 of 2014

    Either get the 3570K with the Z77 mobo OR Change mobo to H77 with the I5-3330, you’re choice. since you’re just gonna waste the z77’s oc’ing potential by not getting a “k” cpu like the 3570K.

    besides this, all are okay for gaming although if you have the extra money then I would go for the GTX 760 ($ 250) instead and a good branded 650W PSU.


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