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What do you guys think of this gaming rig?

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August 16, 2011 9:45:44 PM

Ram:
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C?9 XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory
http://tinyurl.com/3ovjuv3
£25.80

Power Supply:
OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro Power Supply - UK
http://tinyurl.com/3q53rkp
£54.99

Graphics Card:
Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card
http://tinyurl.com/3pk3avh
£178.21

Processor:
Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge
http://tinyurl.com/3gl6m8y
£102.47

MotherBoard:
Gigabyte Z68A-D3
http://tinyurl.com/3osae7n
£77.99

HardDrive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5
http://tinyurl.com/3k4gltw
32.20

Total: 471.69

Any opinions? advantaged, disadvantages, things that wont work together?

Oh yeah and some suggestions on a case would be much appreciated :D 

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August 16, 2011 10:21:41 PM

Are you sure that would cover the amount of power this computer will need?
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August 16, 2011 10:36:47 PM

ya definitely.
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August 17, 2011 12:24:17 AM

nice starter rig :)  What games do you play and at what res? Also is this bout the max amount you want to spend?
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August 18, 2011 8:58:34 AM

I have been using a pentium, so Ive always been lowest settings lowest res. So high on team fortress 2 would be great, as thats probably my most played game. And im looking to only spend like 300 - 400 on the computer without the graphics card, then put in the card when I get the money. Reason for this is I need the computer for school, and cant afford the full package yet :) . Will this build let me play games like team fortress 2 at high settings?.
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August 18, 2011 8:58:43 AM

I have been using a pentium, so Ive always been lowest settings lowest res. So high on team fortress 2 would be great, as thats probably my most played game. And im looking to only spend like 300 - 400 on the computer without the graphics card, then put in the card when I get the money. Reason for this is I need the computer for school, and cant afford the full package yet :) . Will this build let me play games like team fortress 2 at high settings?.
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August 18, 2011 3:43:32 PM

just throwin out a curve ball here. With the gaming level your used to you could probably get the new AMD APU and be fine. You could then combine that with a cheaper AMD card and save some cash and still play at god settings lol.
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August 18, 2011 9:28:25 PM

I want to future proof, for games that I will want to play in the future :) . Is there that big a difference between i3 and i5 for gaming? And so With the set up I've listed, Will tf2 work on max?
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August 18, 2011 10:01:43 PM

The memory that you have selected is running at 1.65v, with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors like this i3-2120 you want to use memory at 1.5v or low. For almost the same price get this part # CMX4GX3M2B1600C9, it is the 1.5v version of that memory.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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August 18, 2011 10:06:04 PM

In the desktop space the difference between the Intel® Core™ i3 and the Intel Core i5 comes down to the a dual core support 4 threads vs. a quad core supporting 4 threads. If you are looking for future proofing look at the Intel Core i5-2500K with its unlocked multiplier allowing you to overclock this processor.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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October 6, 2011 9:43:39 PM

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