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July 22, 2011 8:19:39 AM

Hi guys. I am a new gaming rig.

i7 2600
Asus p8h61
4gb ddr3 kingston
xfx6870 1gb ddr5
aerocool 700w
1TB hitachi

My question: I dont have money for p8p67 board. Can i use this one for gaming??
Plz give opinions............

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July 22, 2011 8:29:50 AM

yes an h61 mobo worked fine for me but i upgraded to a z68 but it should do you good until you can afford it :D 
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July 22, 2011 9:20:49 AM

kjameel1 said:
Hi guys. I am a new gaming rig.

i7 2600
Asus p8h61
4gb ddr3 kingston
xfx6870 1gb ddr5
aerocool 700w
1TB hitachi

My question: I dont have money for p8p67 board. Can i use this one for gaming??
Plz give opinions............

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- :) 
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July 22, 2011 10:28:44 AM

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July 22, 2011 3:20:37 PM

Almost any computer you can build with parts available today including a reasonably powerful GPU will run current games at or near max settings because PC games are dummed down so as to be able to run on 5 year old consoles. Let's hear it for the consoles.
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July 22, 2011 3:28:12 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K (You don't need an i7-2600 for gaming as it has zero performance benefits in that aspect.)
ASUS P8P67 (You can afford it after dropping the i7 for an i5.)
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 2x4GB 1600Mhz DDR3 (You will save yourself some upgrading later, and since this kit can be found at ~70$ I don't see why not)
The 6870 is fine, but Sapphire is preferred brand over XFX when it comes to graphic cards. Also consider getting an eVGA 560 (Non-Ti) for the lifetime warranty offered by eVGA.
Aerocool is NOT a reputable PSU brand. You do not need 700W for that build, more like 500W. I suggest a Corsair CX500 V2 for ~50$.
Hitachi is also known for their failing Deskstar line. Try the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB for ~65$ or the WD Caviar Black 1TB for 80$ which I would recommend.
You're welcome.
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