Is This a good Gaming Rig?
hello...I want to ask whether this is a good rig or not
CPU-Intel core i3 3220 3.33GHZ
RAM-6GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE
GPU-Zotac Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 2 GB
PSU-iBall Stallion 720 watt
HDD -500 GB Western Digital Cavier Blue
If u fell something( except gpu n cpu) needs to be upgraded plz tell me
- ProtoLv 78 years agoFavourite answer
You should get a better (not necessarily higher wattage) power supply. iBall is a low-quality brand. You're better off with a 550-600 watt PSU from a top brand like Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Silverstone than a 720W iBall. Even a middle-of-the-road brand like Cooler Master (tier 3) is better than anything Tier 5.
Go with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. Having 6GB really isn't any better than 4GB, it's an odd amount that requires having different capacity modules installed.
Overall your rig is good for MOST games, on up to high settings. The GeForce GTX 660 is actually overkill because while it's capable of playing games like Arma II and BF3 on ultra/max settings at 1080p the Core i3 3220 is not. When you increase detail levels to ultra, more work is offloaded to the CPU and that's when all dual-core processors begin to struggle, even the 3rd-gen Core i3. So with that CPU there's not much point in going higher than a GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7790 in the GPU department. So you might consider saving a few dollars there.
On the other hand, you'd need a quad core to handle online multiplayer mode in titles like BF3. The Core i3 is great for single-player campaign mode but it's not enough to handle multiplayer with lots of activity going on all around, without lagging. Crysis 3 is another noteworthy title- it really benefits from 6 and 8 core processors (which is a rarity). In fact if you're looking to play Crysis 3 then AMD's FX-6300 is a better value at $140 than a Core i3 3200 at $130.
Your rig would be great for titles like Skyrim, Crysis/Crysis 2, Borderlands 2, Max Payne 3 and Starcraft 2- those titles don't use more than 2 cores. But not BF3, Far Cry 3, Civ5 or Crysis 3.
If your budget can't quite manage a Core i5 and you're hoping to play really hardcore first-person shooters, the FX-6300 with a socket AM3+ motherboard beats tha Core i3 3220 with a socket LGA 1155 motherboard for the same price.
- Anonymous8 years ago
- 8 years ago
Its really good for gaming