Can you recommend me some components for a fast gaming PC?
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I need some help finding out which parts I should use to make an awesome fast gaming computer!

If you could help that would be great, thanks.

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  • Shahzeb Zafar

    hmm your question is a bit difficult to answer as you did not specify your budget but this configuration should work for all your gaming needs
    CPU: the i5 3570k is a beast when it comes to gaming but if you want features such as hyper threading, then i would opt for an i7 3770k.
    M/B: for the motherboard i would recommend you the ASUS P8Z77-VLK which is very nice M/B for it’s price point.
    Memory: for the memory you should go with a 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600-1866 MHz dual channel kit.
    Graphics: now for the core component of any gaming pc, you could go with either a Nvidia card or an AMD based card. For the Nvidia side i would choose the GTX 660 Ti, MSI for their performance or EVGA for their warranty, due to it’s affordable price and performance nearly on par with the 670 and the money you save will allow you to save up for the coming 700 series :D for the AMD card you should go with the 7950 as it is cheaper than the 670 but offers equivalent performance.
    Storage: for storage it is recommended to go with a SSD and HDD combo so for that get at least a 120 GB SSD from either Intel or Kingston along with a 7200 rpm 1 TB drive from any manufacturer of your choice.
    Cooler: you will definitely want a cpu cooler for a K series processor for that the Cooler Master hyper 212 plus evo is an ideal chioce or you could go with liquid cooling like the seidon 120mm or the H70 which will keep temperatures low for effective overclocking.
    Optical Drive: since this will be a new system you will need an optical drive to install the operating system so any 24x drive will do.
    PSU: now you need to be careful on which power supply you choose but for this rig the Corsair HX850 will suffice since it’s 80 plus gold certified and capable of SLI ( for future preferences)
    Case: last but no least to hold all the stuff mentioned above together, you are going to need an awesome case for which the Corsair Obsidian Series 550D is the right choice due to it’s neat design and large interior.
    OS: i would recommend Window 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Monitor: any 24″+ 1080p monitor would do
    Mouse, Keyboard etc: peripherals are up to you

  • Terry Mack

    I have 2 public wishlists on NewEgg where I pieced together computers for a friend. One is around $1500, the other $1100. Both should serve well as gaming machines.
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16610209
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=21779112

  • Alan Wade

    Check out your local computer shops for custom built gaming machines. For instance here in Sweden we have an online shop that builds machines to spec but also sells pre-built setups. The gaming machines can get quite expensive so prepare yourself for a shock.

  • susendeep dutta

    Firstly,you must have specified your budget as the responses you have got here can be costly and out of budget for you.

    Other than that,the hardware components and tips suggested here are fast enough to built a fast PC.

    I would like to suggest a mid range gaming PC configuration –

    Intel core i5 – 3570K

    Asus motherboard of Z series chipset(not specifying any model as your requirements may vary depending upon number of PCI-E slots )

    Cosair,G.Skill,Kingston RAM of 2,300 MHz speed

    SSD for OS and HDD for games and other media files

    Cooler master CPU cooler typically Hyper X 212 EVO model

    GPU depending on whether you would like stable driver – Nvidia or faster GPU performance,bit buggy driver – AMD (minimum 7770 GHZ edition and above series)

    A case with many slots for fan and other peripherals and large enough to hold your large GPU like the starter Cooler master Elite 431 Plus

    Monitor of size you wish and of LED with 1920 * 1080 0r 2560 * xxxx resolution depending upon size of screen.

    Razer keyboard.

    Wireless mouse from Logitech,Microsoft.

    Gamepad if you wish to play games optimized for it.

  • Aniket Singh

    going with tanveer option will be good………..

  • ha14

    more computer or hardware is expensive more powerful it is so more dedicated to heavy use like 3D, games…

    2013 Best Gamer PC Comparisons and Reviews
    http://computers.toptenreviews.com/gaming/

    The 10 Best Gaming Desktops
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393552,00.asp

    1) go for windows 64bit version to get more ram on pc.
    2) Intel i7-3770 or i53570k
    3) Nvidia GTX 680 or Nvidia GTX 660 Ti or AMD HD 7970
    4) according to your processor choose the motherboard because of the socket. Asus Sabertooth X79, Sapphire Pure Black X79N…
    5) 8GB of RAM best 16GB (1333MHz or1600MHz )
    5) both an SSD (for the (OS) and a hard drive

  • Bruce Epper

    If you want to blow most other systems out of the water and money is no object, go with the following: EVGA Z77 FTW or ASUS Maximus V Extreme mobo, Intel Core i7 3770K, a good liquid cooler such as the Frostbyte 360, EVGA Supernova NEX1500 PSU, 4 NVIDIA GTX Titan graphics cards, 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz RAM (4x8GB), 240GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB WD Velociraptor HDD, ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus sound card, add your favorite mechanical keyboard & gaming mouse. If you want to, you could even double up on both the SSD & HDD, mirror both pairs for a bit of fault tolerance and a slight boost during reads. Also set aside some of the memory for a RAMdisk for temp space so you don’t have to run through the drive controllers for everything and you can avoid the mechanical drive for many operations. I didn’t price it out, but if you can afford to drop $3500+, this should give you excellent gaming results.

  • Sas

    I recommend for a CPu the Intel i7 3.9 Ghz

  • Imesh Chandrasiri

    I will give you a general component list. No brands.

    Processor : Quad core would do
    Motherboard : GO for high end mother board – High end M/B will allow you to upgrade easily
    Ram : 8GB would do but if you are within the budget go for 16GB
    Graphics : This is the most important – go for a ‘Mid – High end’ card. for example GTX660ti
    HDD : SSD + a Decent HDD would boost the performance

    this is the basic + if you intent to overclock go for a better cooling. ( don’t rely on stock cooling )

  • Tanveer Ahmed

    I would suggest you the following system, If you can tell me what is your budget then i can help you further
    01. Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W)
    02. Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K
    03. G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    04. Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Casing
    05. Corsair VS550 – 550 Watt Power Supply
    06. Club3D GTX 660Ti Royal Queen Edition
    07. Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
    08. Intel® SSD 330 Series (60GB, SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
    09. Samsung SH-S222AB/RSBS 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) SH-S222AB/RSBS
    10. Xigmatek Loki CPU Cooler

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