Is this a good gaming setup for $1,424?

Gamer Paladin E810

1 x Case ( NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case - Black )

0 x Case Lighting ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )

0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan )

1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )

1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - DiRT3 - Free with purchase of AMD video card )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with purchase of AMD video card )

1 x Motherboard ( ASUS P8Z77-V LX )

0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )

1 x Power Supply ( 700 Watt - Standard )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )

1 x Optical Drive ( [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )

0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )

1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )

0 x Meter Display ( None )

0 x USB Expansion ( None )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard )

1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )

1 x Monitor ( 22" LED 1920x1080 -- ASUS VS228H-P (21.5 viewable) )

0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )

1 x Monitor Cable ( 15 ft. DVI to DVI Cable (DVI-D Dual Link, resolution up to 2048x1536 ) )

0 x Speaker System ( None )

0 x Video Camera ( None )

0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )

1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

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  • 9 years ago

    You can get a 23.6" of the same series monitor on Amazon with free shipping for cheaper:

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS247H-P-23-6-Inch-LED-...

    You also don't need to buy the DVI cable since it comes with the monitor.

    This is what I would change for the build:

    NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black

    Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

    4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

    AMD Radeon HD 6870 - 1GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0

    750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2

    If it was me I wouldn't get the Blu-Ray drive, I'd just download any TV or movies in HD that I'd want to watch since the Blu-ray drive is just a lot of money. If that's what you want to do though that's alright, it's your build ;).

    Also if you want to lower the price you could get a cheaper case (though it seems kind of silly for such a high-end system to be in a $20 case lol), get a 1TB instead of a 2TB or get the Corsair TX650W. The 650W can power it fine even with overclocking, but it doesn't have the 4xPCI-e power connectors so you'd have to use adapters.

    Also the HD 6870 Crossfire is about 66% faster than an HD 7850. It's going to be even faster than an HD 7970, so it should be pretty awesome.

  • 9 years ago

    For those specs, no. Graphics card and power supply are the weak links (usually standard power supply means a cheap low quality unit). You will also want good aftermarket CPU cooling, especially if you want to overclock. An SSD is also recommended... it makes quite a difference in performance.

    You can certainly do better building it yourself.

  • 9 years ago

    Great gaming build is an intel i5-2500k with an Evga-560ti 700w psu and a p-67 motherboard

  • 9 years ago

    Your specs right now are OUTSTANDING. Though some of them are not necessary, this PC will last you a LONG time.

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