Gaming PCS Help

New to this looking at a pic are these specs good for a gaming pc, want to run Sims and expansions, and several other simulation games.
* CPU --- Unlocked AMD FX Eight Cores Black Edition FX- 8320 3.5GHz / Max turbo 4.0Ghz Socket AM3 16MB Cache
* Motherboard ---AMD 970 Chipset ATX Full size, Super Stability, 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors ,Raid & USB3 & SATA3 Ready!
* Memory --- Transcend /Sroutium 16GB ddr3-1600
* Hard Drive --- West Digital 1000GB SATA3 Hard Drive
* DVD Writer --- LG SATA 22x Speed Optical DVD Writer
* PC Case ---COOLER MASTER K380 Black Gaming Mid-Tower Case front USB 3.0 black , front 12cm Red LED with 500w 80 Plus Silver Power Supply - MEPS Standard ready
* Video Card --- Gigabyte GTX750 1GB OC DDR5 , Dual DVI , HDMI , DX11 Ready.
* Network --- RTL8211CL Gigabit LAN
* USB Port --- 2 Front USB, 6 Rear USB

geek_spikedjewelery, Jun 3, 2:48 pm

The GTX750 is an older card now - you can spend $100 more on the 960 which is far superior.

16GB of RAM is overkill for gaming - you'll never need more than 8GB.

The rest is fine. I personally prefer Intel CPUs to AMD, but the one you've chosen will do the job fine.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 3, 4:37 pm

Find out exactly what motherboard and power supply you are getting - usually when it isn't explicitly mentioned it means they'll be the absolute cheapest and nastiest models available (pay attention to the PSU especially, some of the very cheap stuff is a downright fire hazard)

geek_vtecintegra, Jun 3, 5:56 pm

Cheers for info ???

geek_spikedjewelery, Jun 3, 6:20 pm

Oh yeah good point - if this is a pre-built system and not parts you've chosen yourself, make sure the motherboard is decent.

If you're not comfortable choosing your own parts - check out a reputable shop like Computer Lounge who can guide your through it.

geek_suicidemonkey, Sep 21, 3:06 pm

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