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is thise a gaming pc??


tomahawkcy

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i want to build my first gaming pc.... but before i wiil buy thise parts to build it i want an advice if thise is a good gaming pc..

thise is the specs:

1-GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 2-AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition Processor Socket AM3+ - FD8150FRGUBOX 3-EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 02G-P3-1559-KR 4-Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B by Corsair 5-Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive 6-Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - TX650 7-Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior (RC-430-KWN1)

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frybluff

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The FX can compete with i5 (still doesn't really beat it), in some multi-threaded applications, like video editing, but for gaming i5 absolutely murders the FX, in gaming, by 50% to 80%. If you check out a site like "anandtech" you can compare pairs of cpu's (and graphics cards), in various benchmark tests. You will see they swap places in some of the multi-thread test, but i5 is WAY out in front, in the gaming benchmarks.

The GTX 660 is good mid-range card, and EVGA is ok. The MSI, or the twin fanned Gigabyte versions have a bit better performance, but it may be a question of what's available.

Will have a look for a suitable component site. Had some problems, for a build, in Macedonia, so will "dig up" what I did there.

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frybluff

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This would "appear" to be a reasonable supplier, which serves Cyprus. I have no idea how reliable they are (seems reasonably profession), so you need to satisfy yourself, on that.

http://www.bioniconline.eu/catalog/partlist.aspx?CategoryID=492

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tomahawkcy

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thank you for answering my questions and find the 'mistakes' on my build.. your advice it was very helpful..

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