Is this a good gaming pc build?
I've been working on getting a new computer, I have most of these parts already. However I would like some opinions on it, this pc will be used for mainly gaming, recording, etc.
Intel Core i7-950 3.06Ghz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Silent Pro M850
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Forgot to mention I already have the hard drives.
- frimeLv 64 years agoFavorite Answer
you already have the cpu Core i7-950 - right?
for this cpu you need an X58 (LGA 1366) motherboard, the Z77 (LGA 1155) is completely incompatible.
8GB ram modules can't be used on a X58 motherboard, the maximum size per module is 4GB.
if you have everything including the cpu and the motherboard it is mandatory to change either the cpu or the motherboard. in this special case I strongly recommend to change the cpu because it is outdated, the motherboard is much newer and the ram you have will fit.
provided you really have this motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H) I suggest to get this
the cpu is no more available in stores but you can bid for one on ebay, e.g. this one
if you bid don't go over $200 it's not worth it.