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Hello, i'm building my own computer and i was wondering if someone could take a look at these components i'm looking at to see if they are compatible with one another as i have no idea how to tell whether they are or not...


Also, if you know the area, could you tell me if this PC would run modern games on a highish setting (Anything higher than medium) on games like Crysis 2, and Battlefield Bad Co.2?


Thanks Alot In Advance!


Links are...


Case - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026FCI2U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=emjay2d-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0026FCI2U


Graphics Card - http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-2SR/dp/B004TA6RY0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394332&sr=1-1


Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&tag=emjay2d-20&qid=1328394352&sr=1-1


CPU - http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394352&sr=1-1


RAM - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394440&sr=1-1


HDD - http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394455&sr=1-1


Sound Card - http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-SB0570L4-Blaster-Audigy/dp/B000LP0R3E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394472&sr=1-1


Disk Drive - http://www.amazon.com/External-Slim-CD-ROM-Drive-Black/dp/B001B1796U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394486&sr=1-1


Power Supply - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-ATX12V-RS500-PCARD3-US/dp/B001G0WPLK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394499&sr=1-1


Monitor - http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX2250WM-LED-21-5-Inch-Widescreen-Integrated/dp/B003HFCDLY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328394516&sr=1-1


Many Thanks!

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The motherboard link links to the processor... I would suggest the AsRock extreme3 gen3 if available, any z68 gen3 board is awesome though!


Also a better psu would be beneficial, i would not buy as little as 500W for a gaming pc since you will probably do upgrades later and that psu is just enough for the beginning...

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The link for the motherboard leads to the 2500k instead of a motherboard--you might want to fix that link.

The GPU will be able to run those games with no problem.

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you might consider a better psu


and an internal disk drive

Seconded, I wouldn't but a CoolerMaster PSU. They make good cases, but PSU's not so much. I'd go with a Silverstone or Corsair, maybe bump it up to 750W.

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I use a Coolermaster PSU and they're fine. I haven't had any problem with it. For the TS, if you can find a 750W/650W FSP Aurum Gold PSU, then that would also be a good choice. It's probably the cheapest gold rating PSU available today. It is modular though.

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Hopefully you are from the US and can order from sites like Newegg, Tiger Direct, and NCIX. I will also assume your budget is somewhere in the 1100 range based on adding the price of all your items on amazon.com.




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CPU Make sure you call intel to get a warranty for it. 30 dollars and it will cover overclocking and uch more ;)


The ram you have is fine.


Same with the HDD


Don't use a sound card. Unless you want to spend about 50 and up for a noticeable difference, save your money.


DVD writter







It is 1200 before rebates and 1090 after rebates and if you go with the corsair power supply.

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I would have to agree with the others... Up the wattage of your PSU to 600+, convert your cd drive to a DVD burner and move it into your case (its got the slots for it, you might as well use them), and ditch the sound card... Other than that, you should be more than capable of running most games at decent settings...

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