Is this a good compatible gaming build?

Approximate Purchase Date: asap

Budget Range: Around $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming (Starcraft 2, Civ5, etc.)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I want it to be easily upgradeable in the future. Also, is the gtx 470 worth it, or should I just get the 460?


ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 Socket 775/1156/AMD 130W 92mm "heatpipe direct contact" CPU Cooler RR-910-HTX3-G1
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    Looks pretty solid to me. If you want to leave SLI open as an option, you might want to upgrade the PSU to 750 or 800 Watts (to support overclocking and avoid from running close to 100%).

    This RAM set is better, too:

    Runs faster, has lower latency, runs on lower voltage, and it's the same price :D
  2. Thanks for your input, I'll be sure to change RAM. I wasn't sure if 650w was enough too, so I'll definitely get some more.
  3. Ok done.
  4. ecofox, you should delete this post and make your own thread. Just copy and paste what you have here and click "ask the forum" to make your own thread.
  5. Best answer selected by narwhals.
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