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Okay so here we go!


I'm planning on building a computer to game, mostly, almost exclusively game.

I head that the core i5's perform an awesome job to this task when overclocked and matched with a killer Video Card.

So here's what I have in mind for my build so far:


CPU: Intel Core I5 760

Motherboard: Asus Maximus III Extreme

RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1600 cas 6 GSkill Eco Series

Video Card: GTX 480 (ASUS, EVGA, MSI, ZOTAC, one of the good brands)

SSD: OCZ Agility 2 50GB SATA II (for OS and couple of Games)

Storage: 1TB WesternDigital, Seagate.

Sound: Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card


CPU Cooler: Corsair H50, H70...

Optical: LG Blu-ray reader/DVD Burner combo


What do you guys think? should I go for it?

Am I gonna get a good performance at general games?

Any suggestions are welcome! please leave your impressions and tell me where to improve my build!


Thanks a lot!

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That's a pretty sweet plan for a setup. You didn't mention a case though, if you're looking I would happily recommend a Xigmatek Asgard, cheap but definitely not poor. Excellent airflow and more space inside than most other cases. As for performance that build will be awesome should be maxing out any game at well over 1680 x 1050. My system currently maxes a lot of games at 1440 x 900. Even with the GT220. By the way what's the price of that build?

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  • 2 weeks later...

I recommend NZXT cases. Very user friendly. The Gamma is a great bargain with a lot of features for such a cheap case.


850W is probably overkill. 750W should do you just fine.


I'm partial to Gigabyte mobo's. And on-board sound.


You definitely won;t be disappointed with your gaming experience with that build methinks.

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