Is this a good gaming pc build ?

LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM

ORICO WRD150 High Sensitivity 802.11n 150 Mbps USB 2.0 Mini Nano Wireless Adapter Support AP Model / Windows / Linux / MAC

Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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  • Proto
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Good build, but I'd change a couple of things.

    First off, Thermaltake isn't a good brand for power supplies. They'd middle-of-the-pack, some good units and some bad ones. The TR2 line doesn't have a good reputation. I'd recommend a higher quality 600W unit like the Corsair CX600, Silverstone ST60F-ES or Seasonic S12II 620W.

    Second the XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870 isn't a good value at $249, it's overpriced compared to a Radeon HD 7870LE, which is much faster (based upon the Tahiti LE core of 79xx cards). Powercolor's Myst Edition PCS+ and Sapphire's XT are both LE cards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-...

    The DD card you'd already selected is good, but it's just a 7870. It doesn't perform any better than $210 models.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870...

    Otherwise it all looks good!

  • 4 years ago

    it is going to play the latest video games, yet maximum of them will paintings sluggish on extreme settings. Why? Celeron isn't the gaming cpu series. Get an i3,i5 intel cpu, or a Phenom quad center from AMD.

  • 7 years ago

    Sure its an alright build. Although 600W is a little low, especially for dual graphic cards. Maybe consider something around 800w just to be safe, and for future upgrade capabilities.

  • 7 years ago

    Should do nicely in all of the latest game titles for sure! bare in mind that the i5-3470 will not overclock much. if you want to do overclocking get the i5-3570k.

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