Is this desktop build ok for entry level gaming?

26th of February 2013 1

Is this desktop build ok for entry level gaming?

Question by Adam Green: Is this desktop build ok for entry level gaming?
Unfortunately I have to use wireless for a little while…

1 x Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans – 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
1 x ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
1 x AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
1 x CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler (for now until I can afford a custom system)
2 x EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH
1 x ASUS USB-N66 USB 2.0 Dual-band Wireless-N900 USB Adapter
2 x CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
1 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5″ 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 x ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner – Bulk – OEM

Best answer:

Answer by John Smith
Yes indeed. Just remember to get get a nice monitor along with it that has a refresh rate of 120hz, or even 144hz so you can see up tp 120 fps or 144fps. If you use that system on a 60hz monitor you will actually only see 60 fps, which I am pretty sure that system can run modern games above 60 fps. Also an 8 core processor isn’t necessary unless you play BF3 alot.
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it is true that this was 5 months ago, and that probably more games will make use of 8 cores, but that’s unpredictable. But if you do use other stuff for your PC like editing or rendering, those extra cores might help.

But overall that build is excellent for gaming, and pretty close to overkill.

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  1. IrishVT 7:01 pm 26/02 of 2013

    Yeah, it’s a little beyond entry level lol.

    Couple suggestions though: I would go with an Antec Kuhler 920 over the Corsair H100i. Unless there are massive improvements over the previous models the Antec kits are superior in build quality – I have a Kuhler 620 myself (the 920 wouldn’t fit in my case), and it’s fantastic.

    16GB of 2133 ram is a waste. 8-12gb at 1800 is plenty unless you’re doing CAD or video editing.

    Don’t know what you have for a monitor (or monitors), but I’d suggest getting a LG BH14NS40 instead of that asus blu-ray drive for the 3d playback feature. You’re already spending a bunch of money on this system, might as well spend an extra $ 10 and get a better product.


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