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Old 07-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Just asking you guys is this budget computer good enough for gaming etc.


Processor: INTEL I5-3550 3.3GHz

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX 6XUSB 2 2XUSB 3.0

Memory: 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz

Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI+HDMI

Hard disk: 1TB SATA3 7200RPM

Sound: 8ch ALC887 HD AUDIO S/pdif toslink

And anything to change?
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It really depends on how you define "good enough". However I doubt you'll need a sound card, or 16GB of RAM, just get 8GB instead at 1600mhz speed.
I assume you know that you'll also need an OS, PSU, optical drive, and a case
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for your comments! I didn't include OS, PSU, optical drive and case because I thought they were obvious
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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I expected that but I was just making sure.
How much more money would you be willing to spend (perhaps taking into account my previous suggestions on sound card and RAM)?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Maby like 200-300 euros but Im not sure that do I want to change them...
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Myself I would go 8GB Ram as Edsterr suggests and go i7
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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And you honestly won't need a sound card, your motherboard's sound will be fine.
An i7 would be nice but I'm not entirely sure you would need it for gaming, perhaps a 3570k would be a good upgrade. With any free money I'd also recommend maybe going for a 560ti or a 7850, as it'll make quite a difference to games.
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You will definitely be able to play most current games, but if you're really looking to play everything on "Ultra" setting, you'd probably have to get a slightly better GPU.
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Yeah thanks! I took a look to the NVidias website and it shows that I can play almost every game with Geforce GTX 560 on high or very high quality and BF3 ultra quality but I might change that to Geforce GTX 560ti. How much more that would cost?
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:28 AM   #10
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For me the price difference is ~30-50 but it may differ for you as you won't be buying from the same places. Btw, where are you buying your pc from?
Look up these 3 cards: the 560ti, the 560ti 448, and the 7850, those are the 3 cards you should maybe be considering
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