Is this set up any good for gaming

#1 Posted by pwlewisuk (15 posts) -

I have been out of touch with PC gaming for at least 10 years, please could someone tell me if the set up below is good.

Cheers

Chillblast Fusion Probe

4.4GHz Core i5, 16GB, GeForce GTX 780, Peripherals, SFF

Selected products:
Aerocool Dead Silence All-Black Gaming Cube Case
Intel Core i7 4790K Haswell Refresh Processor 4.0 GHz (Overclocked to up to 4.4GHz)
Corsair Hydro Series H55 Liquid Cooler
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI M-ITX Motherboard - Haswell CPU only
16GB Corsair/Crucial PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 8GB sticks)
PALIT JETSTREAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Graphics Card - WITH FREE WATCH_DOGS
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive
2000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps
Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive
Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU
Onboard High Definition Audio
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Windows Optimisation Service
Standard Chillblast Cable Management
5 Year Warranty with 2 Years Collect and Return (UK only)
#2 Posted by Coseniath (940 posts) -

Well the system (apart from the HDD which it doesnt clarify what HDD is) is great.

i7 4790K, 16GB and GTX780 will destroy almost any game today :).

#3 Posted by pwlewisuk (15 posts) -

@Coseniath:

What is HDD? Will this system coe with games like Sims 4 when it comes out - use to love that game

#4 Posted by PredatorRules (8134 posts) -

@pwlewisuk said:

I have been out of touch with PC gaming for at least 10 years, please could someone tell me if the set up below is good.

Cheers

Chillblast Fusion Probe

4.4GHz Core i5, 16GB, GeForce GTX 780, Peripherals, SFF

Selected products:
Aerocool Dead Silence All-Black Gaming Cube Case
Intel Core i7 4790K Haswell Refresh Processor 4.0 GHz (Overclocked to up to 4.4GHz)
Corsair Hydro Series H55 Liquid Cooler
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI M-ITX Motherboard - Haswell CPU only
16GB Corsair/Crucial PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 8GB sticks)
PALIT JETSTREAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Graphics Card - WITH FREE WATCH_DOGS
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive
2000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps
Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive
Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU
Onboard High Definition Audio
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Windows Optimisation Service
Standard Chillblast Cable Management
5 Year Warranty with 2 Years Collect and Return (UK only)

You can stay with i5, reduce RAM to 8Gb and swap GPU brand.

#5 Posted by pwlewisuk (15 posts) -

@PredatorRules: but i assume the above pec is good /better

#6 Posted by PredatorRules (8134 posts) -

@pwlewisuk said:

@PredatorRules: but i assume the above pec is good /better

Better? or just waste of money? depends on you, do you do some editing? if not the 16Gb and the i7 is throw money into the trash can.

With the extra money I'd pick a 250Gb SSD, Caviar Black HDD and higher grade PSU.

#7 Edited by Coseniath (940 posts) -

@pwlewisuk said:

@Coseniath:

What is HDD? Will this system coe with games like Sims 4 when it comes out - use to love that game

HDD = Hard Disk Drive. Anyway I didn't said its bad. I just can't judge it if I don't know what is it.

This system I think that I can safely tell you that it will play sims 4 on max settings :P.

#8 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -

I'd keep the i7 and 16 gigabytes of ram. It's not hard to use a ton of ram if you just don't close tabs.

i7 is useful, especially for the future.

I'd get a bigger ssd.

#9 Posted by EducatingU_PCMR (736 posts) -

Yeah keep the i7 and the 16GB RAM just for future proof.

That PSU is entry level series. There are better from Corsair.

Artic Silver 5 is good but outdated now, get Gelid GC Extreme or IC Diamond 7.

#10 Edited by pwlewisuk (15 posts) -

@EducatingU_PCMR:

It is a 2 TB hard drive.

Hae just upgraded memory so that i will have 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 8GB sticks) and changed to 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive.

#11 Posted by L0ngshot (85 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

I'd keep the i7 and 16 gigabytes of ram. It's not hard to use a ton of ram if you just don't close tabs.

i7 is useful, especially for the future.

I'd get a bigger ssd.

16 GB is way over the top. I hardly utilize my 8GB ram and I've got a setup which is pretty similar to the OP.

#12 Edited by stizzal13 (602 posts) -
@l0ngshot said:

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

I'd keep the i7 and 16 gigabytes of ram. It's not hard to use a ton of ram if you just don't close tabs.

i7 is useful, especially for the future.

I'd get a bigger ssd.

16 GB is way over the top. I hardly utilize my 8GB ram and I've got a setup which is pretty similar to the OP.

I agree 16gb is a little much right now. I would look at the cost difference between 8 and 16 and analyze from there, if I were you. I would keep the i7 though.

#13 Posted by L0ngshot (85 posts) -

@stizzal13 said:
@l0ngshot said:

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

I'd keep the i7 and 16 gigabytes of ram. It's not hard to use a ton of ram if you just don't close tabs.

i7 is useful, especially for the future.

I'd get a bigger ssd.

16 GB is way over the top. I hardly utilize my 8GB ram and I've got a setup which is pretty similar to the OP.

I agree 16gb is a little much right now. I would look at the cost difference between 8 and 16 and analyze from there, if I were you. I would keep the i7 though.

I know. I never said to remove the i7 :)

#14 Posted by stizzal13 (602 posts) -

@l0ngshot said:

@stizzal13 said:
@l0ngshot said:

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

I'd keep the i7 and 16 gigabytes of ram. It's not hard to use a ton of ram if you just don't close tabs.

i7 is useful, especially for the future.

I'd get a bigger ssd.

16 GB is way over the top. I hardly utilize my 8GB ram and I've got a setup which is pretty similar to the OP.

I agree 16gb is a little much right now. I would look at the cost difference between 8 and 16 and analyze from there, if I were you. I would keep the i7 though.

I know. I never said to remove the i7 :)

No worries, I didn't mean to quote you in the first place. I was commenting on JiggyWiggly's post.

#15 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -

@l0ngshot said:

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

I'd keep the i7 and 16 gigabytes of ram. It's not hard to use a ton of ram if you just don't close tabs.

i7 is useful, especially for the future.

I'd get a bigger ssd.

16 GB is way over the top. I hardly utilize my 8GB ram and I've got a setup which is pretty similar to the OP.

I'm idling at 5.8 gigabytes at the moment. It depends on your computer use style.