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Is this a good mobo for mid-end gaming?

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July 30, 2012 2:29:14 AM

I'm planning on getting the ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS-B3.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8H6...

I'll use it alongside a i5 2320, Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti DirectCU II, 8GB Kingston HyperX blu DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333Mhz) CL9 and Thermaltake's TR2 600w (I might get a CM Silent pro M 700w, but I'm afraid it will be "overkill" and end up damaging my CPU and GPU. It's been months since my trusthworthy online shop had any Corsair power supplies, and their Enermax models are below 500w).

I know ASUS has a good rep compared to EliteGroup and Intel, but I was wondering if their H61 solutions are worth my money (Otherwise I'll go for a Gigabyte mobo). I don't plan on overclocking or switching to Ivybridge later on, so that's why I'm going "cheap" with the motherboard. If anything I hope that this ASUS product lives up to the company's rep.
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July 30, 2012 4:39:20 AM

The GPU is great,and it needs only 450W of quality PSU. This one is great deal.

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15% off w/ promo code Corsair724, limited offer

$69.99

$49.99 after mail-in rebate card
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 30, 2012 4:41:36 AM

Too big PSU, like 1000W wont harm your CPU.

It would only run on less than 40% of the power. It would last u 20years : )
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