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by GregoryGr / April 25, 2013 10:34 AM PDT

So im planning on building a gamer pc capable of playing any game on ultra settings for the next 2/3 years at least.This is the build i ve come up so far and i would like some opinions regarding my selections. Mostly i want to know if the items meet each others requirements or not. (This is the first time im building a tower piece by piece).

-Intel Core i5 3570 (CPU)
-Gigabyte H61M-S2PV (Motherboard)
-MSI N660TF 2GD5/OC 2GB (GPU)
-Corsair DDR3 4GB 1600MHz XMS3 (RAM)
-Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD 3.5" (64MB Cache,7200RPM, Sata 6Gb/s) (Hard disk)
-Corsair Builder Series CX500 500W PSU 80+ Bronze (CP-9020047-EU) (Power Supply)
-Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VX (Sound card)
-Samsung DVD-RW SH-224BB (DVD driver)

Did i forget anything basic?

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Seems nice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 10:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Gaming PC?

But to get 2 to 3 years without an upgrade means you are in for a few thousand more. I'd like to see the i7 in spite of what I write about that, 16GB RAM and the top of the line GPU from this link.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

If you just need this for gaming with games out today respectably, why not stick your plan (but a lot more RAM).
Bob

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important
by GregoryGr / April 25, 2013 11:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems nice.

Do the parts fit each other? i mean the gpu with the power supply and the 1600mhz ram with the motherboard and the cpu. This is my greatest concern.

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I can't check that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 12:30 PM PDT
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The folk that sell this should answer this or tell them no sale. If you are creating a new assortment of parts, there's always a small risk.
Bob

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Mobo
by bob b / April 26, 2013 12:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Gaming PC?

That mobo is micro size.
I hope your not building a gaming rig in some small case.

That mobo does not support 1600 ram.

Ram.....at a minimum your looking for a 2x4GB setup.

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