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How good is this rig for gaming?

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X
CPU: Intel i5 3470
GPU:GTX 770
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 2 x 4GB
HDD: WD 1TB 3.5 inch internal, Caviar Blue

Games I want to play: Simcity (2013), Civilization V, Skyrim w/ RealVision ENB, Borderlands 2, etc.
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  1. Won't work - cpu doesn't work with mobo.

    You also need a power supply, a case and an OS.
  2. i7Baby said:
    Won't work - cpu doesn't work with mobo.

    You also need a power supply, a case and an OS.

    Sorry, didn't think I needed to list them. Also, what mobo would you recommend? Sorry for being a nuisance.

    OS: Windows 7 64 Bit (vague, I know.)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X
    Power: Corsair CX Builder Series 750W
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  4. i7Baby said:
    Any H87 mobo eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157378

    Avoid Corsair CX PSU's - lots of problems. Try a XFX 650 instead eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014


    Are these not the only incompatibilities or am I set?
  5. That's all. Now you're set.
  6. i7Baby said:
    That's all. Now you're set.


    Hi, sorry to return here and bother you, but I have come across some conflicting statements regarding the compatibility of this setup. I have mildly revised the specs and you're my new go-to guy/girl for info, so I was hoping you could put my mind at ease.

    Same OS.
    ASUS GTX 770 (www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CY5GP0)
    Same CPU (www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234)
    Same mobo, link already provided.
    Same RAM, specific enough for a link to be unnecessary. (Amazon)
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001, see above. (Newegg)
    Same miscellaneous specs (e.g. Case, PSU)
    pc-specs.com implies that the CPU is incompatible with either Assassin's Creed Unity or the rest of the parts.

    This should be the last development on this thread, thank god.

    UPDATE: apparently the CPU is incompatible with the mobo.
  7. Stop saying "same" Just list what you've got eg PSU - now got XFX650?
  8. I have the same stuff as you recommended, such as the XFX 650W.
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