Is this is a good gaming setup? I know it's not the best, but I can't afford the best :(. I should be able to afford an extra $50 more on the current total price, so if there are any different motherboards/CPU's etc, that are maybe a tad bit more expensive than the ones I currently have. Everything here has recieved 5 stars on www.newegg.com except the HDD which has a 4 star rating. I'll probably be adding another GPU to the setup later on in the year. Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 SE LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GPU: PNY VCGGTX550TXPB-OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL Case: Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case 4x Fan LED/ 2 x USB / Multi Card Reader / Fan Control / 4 x Removeable Bays / Screwless HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM Thanks so much!!
Yes 1. Personally I'd go with a Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 rpm 1 TB hard drive over the Seagate 2. Drop down to 4 GB of RAM, and put the extra $45 or so into a better video card, like the 6870 Radeon or 560 GTX 3. The ASRock P67 boards are excellent and get great reviews. Have the ASRock P67 Extreme 4 myself