Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 7 years ago

Is this worth buying?

I'm buying a new gaming pc because i felt mine was getting old, it costs a 1654 dollar total, here is the specs:


CM Storm Scout II Advanced Gaming

Power Supply:

Cooler Master GX 650W PSU

Graphics card:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB PhysX CUDA

Hard drive:

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 2.5" OEM (Two of these)


MSI Z77A-GD65, Socket-1155


Intel Core i7-3820 Processor


Intel TS13X Liquid Cooling Solution


Acer 24" LED G246HYLB

That is all please tell me if its worth it or not, or if there are any pieces i could change to make a better pc for a better value etc. Thanks in advance!


Oh and i forgot my RAM:

Kingston DDR3 HyperX SO-DIMM 1866MHz 8GB

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    That desktop is bad for your money. You are wasting your money on ssd that you really dont need. I went and made two builds for you, depending on what you want. the first build you will build yourself, cheaper and just as powerful than the second build which you can configure online but will shipped to you as a finished desktop. I also recommend NOT to get AMD processors becuase they heat up quicker which causes them to break sooner.

    build 1:

    PCPartPicker part list:

    Price breakdown by merchant:


    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)

    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)

    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)

    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)

    Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Microcenter)

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon)

    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.26 @ Amazon)

    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.01 @ Amazon)

    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)

    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.22 @ Outlet PC)

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)

    Monitor: Acer S242HLbid 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $1610.37

    Build 2:

    I went to and customized the Z87 i5/i7. I was pretty suprised at how cheap it turned out. What I think is good is that you get a cheap case or re-use your old desktops case and get GTX 780 which is the best high-range gpu without breaking your budget. The cpu has an overclock feature which makes it run much faster. I also managed to keep this build below your budget so you can spend that money on games. Another nice thing are the freebies (all of these are free and are all included in this build): Grid 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, and $75 Value In-Game Currencies: Hawken, Planetside 2, and World of Tanks ($25 for each title). This build has a benchmark which says that the recommended grapic settings are "Ultra" for Crysis 3 which is by far the most demanding game. You will get ~30 fps on ultra settings which is very good.


    Case 1 x NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Gaming Case-Black

    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4670 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

    Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 -- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s

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

    Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - 4GB-Single Card

    Power Supply 1 x 750 Watt - Corsair CX750

    Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [Intel]-Standard 120mm Fan

    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive

    Data Hard Drive 1 x 64 GB ADATA SP900 SSD-Single Drive

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

    Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

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

    Monitor 1 x 23" LED TV 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E243BV-FHD

    Operating System 1 x Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!]-64-bit

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

    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 1 x [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth & Wireless N Modules

    Subtotal $1,590.00

    I hope your happy,


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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Get a gtx 760.

    I7 3820 is only for x79 motherboards.Only ivy bridge can be used on that mobo.You should use haswell z87 instead.

    Get a Corsair H100i cooler instead.

    SO Dimm dont work.Only thin Mini Itx and laptops use it.You need to get DDR3 DIMMs.

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