1. #1

    How good is this build?

    Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2600
    (8M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
    O/S Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
    Memory 8GB DDR3 - 1600MHz Corsair® High Performance Vengeance Memory
    Hard Drive 120GB Kingston SSD + 1.0TB Hard Drive
    Graphics Radeon HD6770 - 1GB
    Audio Intel® HD Audio onboard, 2.1 Desktop Speakers
    Disk Drive LG® 24x DVD+/-R/RW Internal Drive
    Case Gaming Case + 600 Watt Corsair Builder Series CX V2 PSU

  2. #2
    Weak graphics card.

    The 2600 is a $320 part. The 6770 is a $90 part. Rule of thumb: "If you're spending more for a CPU than for a GPU on a gaming computer, you're gonna have a bad time".

    Recommended CPU to GPU price ratios: WoW 1 to 1; normal games 1 to 1.25+.

  3. #3
    Honestly it depends what the build is for, i currently use a XFX 6770 HD, for wow. I run on a 1920x1080 resolution, and settings are all on ultra (except shadow!) and i pull 60 fps, in LFRs/25s it'll go as low as 40, maybe mid 30s. I also am running s 2nd monitor for youtube though, so it completely depends, lower resolution than me? it'll run fine, more intense games than wow? get a better card.

  4. #4
    Its this build worth 1400 before replacing the GPU with one to match the CPU?

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Saijou View Post
    Its this build worth 1400 before replacing the GPU with one to match the CPU?
    No, the same build can be bought on Newegg for $1075. Even if you allow $300 as a prebuilt premium, the build is still quite imbalanced.

    CPU - 320
    OS - 100
    Mobo - 115
    RAM - 40
    SSD - 100
    HDD - 70
    GPU - 90
    DVD - 20
    Speakers - 50
    Case - 100
    PSU - 70
    Last edited by yurano; 2012-11-20 at 04:59 PM.

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