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Gaming PC?

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)
-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
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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.

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

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by GregoryGr / April 25, 2013 11:30 AM PDT
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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.

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by Bob__B / April 26, 2013 12:55 AM PDT
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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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