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July 1, 2011 8:30:25 PM

Hello, I will be getting my gaming build in about 3 weeks and i just wanted to see if everything is going to work together.

XFX ATI Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz - http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+...

Xigmatek Midgard Pure Black Edition - https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+T...

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...

Corsair 600W Builder Series - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

4GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 (2x2) - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/D...

1TB Samsung Hardrive - https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/...

Liteon Disc Drive -
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+...


I have a few more questions;

1) Will this build be powerful enough to run games like; World of Warcraft, Empire total war and Counter Strike:source all on max/high settings?
2) Will everything fit in the case?
3) Will i be able to keep my system cool with the two 120mm fans pre-installed? p.s i won't be overclocking.
Thanks, Calvin.

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July 1, 2011 8:37:03 PM

1) Yes, as long as it's only those games and not newer CoD and BF series (etc) games.
2)The Video card should fit
3) Definitely, the 2 120mm will be enough
If I may ask, what is your budget?
July 1, 2011 8:43:46 PM

About 500-580 pounds + by that do you mean i would be able to play cod and bf but not on max graphics?
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July 1, 2011 8:47:25 PM

$932 DOLLARS?!?!? YOU CAN BUILD A BADASS GAMING MACHINE WITH THAT MONEY!!!
July 1, 2011 8:48:10 PM

I thought that but it doesn't work like that.. with tax and stuff :/ 
July 1, 2011 9:00:06 PM

How about:
CPU: Intel i5 2500k - 163 Pounds
MoBo: MSI P67A-GD53 - 102 Pounds
PSU: 600W Corsair Builder Series - 50 Pounds
CASE: Antec 300 - 50 pounds
HDD: 1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint - 40 Pounds
RAM: 4GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 - 34 Pounds
Graphics: HD RADEON 6870 - 124 Pounds
Total: 563 Pounds
^ More kickass and all are from your aria site.
July 1, 2011 9:06:14 PM

Umm i'll check it out now :)  do you think you could link me to the mobo and the processor? and would i be able to play bf2 and cod4 aswell?
July 1, 2011 9:41:29 PM

Hm, i won't be able to do that build cause i need to get windows 7 but thanks for the help. Do you think that i will be ok with the build i listed for the following games...

Total war series
Oblivion
Cod4 (NOT any other of the series)
Counter strike source
Minecraft

Will i be able to run them with good fps? (If i have to lower graphics i will)
!