Would this be able to run newer games on max or just about max settings? I plan on buying all games on PC now, I plan on getting borderlands 2 and other new games. Just want to have a good computer to do so.
Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
CPU : Intel Core I5-2500K (OC for best performance)
CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Looks like a solid build. It will run everything you could ever want as long as your aren't going high res (above 1920x1200). There are only a few nit picky things I can even say/suggest.
1) I'd personalty go with Ivy Bridge. However, I know there are a few compelling reasons to go with Sandy bridge as it relates to overclocking. However, clock for clock Ivy bridge will perform better. Not sure if price has an affect as well being you are getting a z68 chipset and sandy bridge. It might save a few bucks going that route, but it's a preference I guess.
2) I'd recommend getting a larger SSD. A 128GB SSD is usually not that much more expensive than a 64GB drive. I think for the M4 that equates to $40 USD. This way you can run most of your games and apps from the SSD and not rip your hair out conserving space.