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Old November 27, 2011, 06:48 AM
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Im am soon to be getting a new pc. I have built it on pcspecialist.com but i would like some advice on whether the pc is good for gaming, whether there will be any bottlenecks and what fps can i expect on games.

PC Specs:

Intel Core i7-2700k Quad Core @ 3.5ghz
ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 Motherboard
16GB Ram
1.25GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 570
2TB Hard Drive
12x Blu-Ray Drive, 16x Dvd Drive
600w PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


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Old November 27, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Your pc is perfect for games and you can run any game out there. Save some money for a SSD and you will be fine.
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:48 PM
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There may be a few parts there that are overkill if you are building the computer for gaming.

The i7 2600K is only slightly faster than the i5 2500k, both have 4 cores, although the i7 is hyperthreaded and so can pretend to have 8 cores. As such, the $100 price increase to go with the i7 is totally not worth it, if you don't need the hyperthreading (ie: if you are gaming).

The 16 GB RAM may be cheap so why not, but I have 8GB and never seem to get close to capping it out.

In any case, that build should be great for most any modern game at max settings (1920x1080 monitor).

If you save money on the downgrades I suggested, I would look at a video card with more Video RAM, or an SSD for faster boot and load times.
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Old November 27, 2011, 01:44 PM
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IMO for gaming, investing more in a good GPU is wiser than on an SSD.
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Its good to go. As mentioned above, if its strictly a gaming rig I would save the money and go for 2500k, but that's your call. Also make sure its a quality power supply (you didn't mention any brand/model/etc).
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Old November 27, 2011, 02:38 PM
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There may be a few parts there that are overkill if you are building the computer for gaming.

The i7 2600K is only slightly faster than the i5 2500k, both have 4 cores, although the i7 is hyperthreaded and so can pretend to have 8 cores. As such, the $100 price increase to go with the i7 is totally not worth it, if you don't need the hyperthreading (ie: if you are gaming).

The 16 GB RAM may be cheap so why not, but I have 8GB and never seem to get close to capping it out.
I would agree with these points, especially about the CPU because the OP has suggested a i7 2700k which is definitely overkill. I would say get the i5 2500k and put that money into the GPU.
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Old November 27, 2011, 05:52 PM
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get a 2500k, and 8gb is more than enough for gaming, and because ram is getting cheaper and cheaper like every month, wait till you find 8gb is not enough then pick up another 8gb. Spend the money saved on an ssd
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