How would you rate these computer specs on a scale of 1-10?

Case: Azza Fusion 3000 Full-Tower Gaming Case w/ 1x 140mm & 2x 120mm fans, front USB 3.0, HDD Easy Swap, & 360MM liquid cooling ready [-57]

Internal USB Extension Module: None

Neon Light Upgrade: None

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)

Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]

Power Supply Gasket [+5]

Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011

Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more)

Overclock Monitoring and Media Server Station or Overclocking Media Server Station: None

Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA)

Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: High-Performance Coolant powered by Koolance [+19] (Clear Color)

Additional Liquid Reservoir: None

Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI DualBIOS, Dolby Home Theater 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI

Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [-96] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

Freebies: None

Video Card 2: None

Video Card 3: None

Power Supply Upgrade: 1,000 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: None

Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None

USB Flash Drive: None

Optical Drive: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Optical Drive 2: None


3D Vision Glasses: None

LCD Monitor: None

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: Razer Goliathus Fragged Standard Mouse Pad - Speed [+17]

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 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None

Office Suite: None

Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]



Total: $1950

Planning on buying my first gaming pc so I am not entirely sure in what i'm looking for. Mainly i play rts games (total war series, starcraft, european escalation, things of the such). Do you think this would be good enough?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!



Also please elaborate what is wrong with it. I would like to know what/if i need to improve on.

Update 2:

Also slight change, i made the video card a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [-6] (EVGA Superclocked [+10])

4 Answers

  • PTRP
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Well Derek, No offense but for $1950, that build is OVERPRICED, you could get a significantly much faster GAMING build lesser than $1950.

    I hate to see people not getting their money's worth so I'll help you out. BUT you must definitely either build it yourself or have a friend do it for you or buy the parts and let a computer shop assemble it for you.

    Here you go:

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K - $220

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $195

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $47

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $115

    EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $500

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply - $130 ($115 after rebate)

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60 ($50 after rebate)

    LITE-ON Internal 24x DVD-Writer 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 iHAS324-99 - $22

    inland 70126 Black 107 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard / Mouse Combo - $13.79

    inland Home/Office Series 88033 7.2 Watts 2.0 Speaker - $10

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 - $30 ($20 after rebate)

    Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 20,000:1 Max (ACM) - $110 (1080p)

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $100

    TOTAL : $1552.79 ($1517.79 after rebate), This is an EXCELLENT BUILD, With the GTX 680, you could practically play all games on max settings on resolutions higher than 1080p with great FPS.

    This build is also SLI ready, the MOBO supports SLI and the 850w corsair PSU is enough to handle it (Though I doubt you're gonna need to do an SLI setup =D).

    As you can see, this is a COMPLETE BUILD, yours doesn't have a monitor yet. The 16 gb RAM is too much, 8 gb RAM is enough for everything and the GTX 68o is the fastest single GPU today, it is faster than the HD 7970 and consumes less power thus is more efficient. So your HD 7950 is a significantly slower compared to the GTX 680.

    The Total price of this build is $1517.79 after rebate, so if you are planning to spend $2000 on a build because that $1950 doesn't have a monitor yet, then you still have at least $450 to spend if you may wanted to change or add something else in this build like an SSD, change it to a Liquid cooler, gaming keyboard and mouse etc.

    But basically this is indeed much better and will be worth your money =D

    Link regarding the GTX 680:

    Newegg parts and prices, GLAD TO HELP..............

  • 9 years ago

    Yeah man u used some pc building web site and ur getting ripped off.

    Get the parts and build it ur own.

    U will save 500$-800$

  • 9 years ago

    1 being poor and 10 being great

    ehh...on it's own i'd give it a 7. After seeing the price i'd give it a 4 :)

    But yes, that setup will definitely be good enough for the games you play.

  • 9 years ago

    Rating of a 9.5 ,nothing i see wrong with it

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