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April 22, 2011 12:36:33 PM


And will it play games like Crysis 2 and the upcoming Battlefield 3 on its highest setting and highest resolution smoothly?

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
April 22, 2011 12:44:13 PM

Hi ostitcho and welcome to Tom's hardware forums.

The parts you have listed should work beautifully together and you will be able to max out Crysis 2 very easily.

But it's hard to say what can run Battlefield 3 at the moment since it's unreleased, but I'm sure you'll be able to turn up the details to very high levels, if not maximum but as I said before, it's impossible to say.
April 22, 2011 12:47:27 PM

Any reccomendations on a tower or cooling system?Oh and the hard drive?
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April 22, 2011 12:54:26 PM

Good configuration.. However i'll recommend the following changes -

1. Go for 8 GB ram.

2. If you do not intent on using the system for anything but gaming then consider getting the i5 2500k.

3. You have not mentioned the PSU and case. Do not skimp on quality while deciding for either of them. I recommend going for a minimum 850 watt PSU.

4. The stock cooler with these LGA 1155 processors is not that great. Spend some bucks towards getting a better cooler.
April 22, 2011 1:12:41 PM

OK i think i'm going to try the i5 2500k.What PSU should I use?And any ideas for a tower?
April 22, 2011 3:12:02 PM

Get a Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) RAM Kit. For a tower, you might need a big tower thanks to the GTX 580 but you can have a look at the CM 690 II Advanced or HAF 922 to see if it fits in the GTX 580.
a c 81 à CPUs
April 22, 2011 5:26:08 PM

How much of a budget do you have for the case and PSU..??