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June 24, 2012 5:53:05 AM

I'm currently in the process of building my own gaming PC. I have some knowledge of computers but not very much as this is the first PC i'm building. I need to know if this is good for playing the latest games like Battlefield 3 or MW3.

Case: NZXT Switch 810 Hybird Full Tower Gaming Case w/ Dual 140MM Pivot Fan Slots and Front USB 3.0 [+94] (Black Color)
Freebies: NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller w/ Six 50W Channels & Five LED Color Switches
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Red Color)
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+116]
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP,
XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
[+89]
Freebies: None
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Dominator [+16])
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+166] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 650 Watts - Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus PSU - PN: TRX-650M [+83]
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-III 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+2] (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: ADATA NBA Flash Drives - 4GB USB2.0 [+19] (Amar'e Stoudemire - New York Knicks)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (RED COLOR [+9])
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None


I built this on cyberpowerpc.com and I'm willing to change things if they aren't too far out of budget. And I do know that monitors are cheaper elsewhere. And that PCs are cheaper if you buy the parts separately and put it together
too, and that may be a possibility as well.

Thanks. :) 

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June 24, 2012 9:40:52 AM

Let's make this easier for people to read.

NZXT Switch Case
3570k
ASRock z77 Extreme
4gb 2x2 corsair dominator 1333mhz
GTX 560
Thermaltake 650w PSU
500gb HDD

Case, Proc, and Mobo are all nice. Ditch the 4gb of ram, get 8gb of vengeance you wont see a different as your user level. If you're gaming invest in a little better graphics card. IE the 670. Get at least a 64gb SSD for windows/programs and maybe a game. 128gb are cheap too for more games on there. I use the crucial M4 myself. Invest in a better branded PSU like a Seasonic or Corsair.

TLDR:
64-128gb SSD
Seasonic or equal quality PSU
670 GPU, You could get a 560ti if you really want. but honestly it's a mistake. If you wanna spend $200 on a card the best one available to date is the GTX 480. Hands down.
8gb of ram.
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June 24, 2012 10:24:22 AM

The thing is you can play those games. But if you are building a computer you may want higher end components. I agree with what eqwoody has stated.
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June 24, 2012 11:30:09 AM

everything rocks,just upgrade your ram to about 6 or 8 gb
i have 8 gb and can play games without any problems,4 gb is ok for now but after a year or so games would require 6 gb or 8 gb as recommended requirements and 4 gb as minimum requirements.
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June 24, 2012 4:53:51 PM

Best answer selected by JasonNY.
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June 24, 2012 4:56:39 PM

If I were to buy a graphics card separately and I choose...
None, or On-Board 16X PCIe Shared 128MB Integrated 3D Graphics Video Card
Can I still add the stand-alone graphics card in after? I read that there were problems with integrated cards and upgrades.
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June 24, 2012 9:05:10 PM

Yep, you can add in a dedicated graphics card. Your motherboard should have a PCI-E x16 slot.
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