Rate my gaming rig Please!

Here are the specs:

  • CPU: AMD FX-6200 zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) AM3+125W 134.99
  • Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  $61.97
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  $29.99
  • Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  $54.99 
  • Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card  $214.98
  • Case: Apex Vortex 3620 ATX Mid Tower Case  $31.62
  • Power Supply:Corsair 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  $59.99

This is the rig I am going to be making. Any ideas on it? I want to play games 1080p high/maxed settings. What is this computer capible of? What is a better graphics card for the same price?

You again...

For gaming, I think six cores is a little much since most only make use of two. It really depends on other things you plan to do with it. More power is definitely not a bad thing. The overall package will play games at high/ultra at 1920x1080 like a champ.

As far as a better GPU for the price, I'm not as familar with Radeons so I can't be much help there. Google some benchmarks of comparable cards and compare prices.

Hey again, Thanks for the help! Great advice!

You're welcome. Hope everything goes well and enjoy.

Not Zambezi, go Vishera. Either the 4300 or for only $10 more, the 6300. Then get a 970 mobo just to be sure it's compatible



Im confident this will be my future build. its pretty nice, idc about cases, i already have a case, most of us prolly do, try this one?

The HD7870 is right around the price field of the GTX660, Here is a link to both cards and what kind of FPS they get in various games. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=660 

I'm assuming you are looking at new egg for the 7870 graphics card? If so, the GTX 660 is there right now for $180 and honestly the performance on some games the GTX660 is 2-5 fps lower then the higher priced 7870 but on other games the 7870 take a huges lead.

The 7870 is in its own price field and league, its the best for now in the 200-220 market from what i can see.The GTX 660 is also worth a look, for $180 its really a solid card with darn near same performance as the 7870 in some games.

get a quad core and buy an atx board. preferably something that is not asrock...I have had bad experiences with those. check out asus, msi, or gigabyte....those are my favorite brands