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New Gaming Computer($1100-1300)

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October 3, 2011 7:23:36 AM

Hey, let me know what you guys think of these parts.

OS: Windows Vista 64 bit

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128498

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115073

RAM
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820104262

Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130622

Sound Card
Going to wait and see how the Mobo is first before I buy this.

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822148697

DVD Burner
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135204

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119197

Power Supply
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139009

Monitor
x2 Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824236117

Let me know what you guys think. I basically want to run BF3/Starwars TOR at max settings at 1920x1080. Will this system get me that?
October 3, 2011 8:00:00 AM

Get an after market HSF for your CPU, such as Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $26.99

Also since you are going for the i5 2500, might as well get the overclockable i5 2500k, for a small investment. ~$10

Make sure your memory has 1.5V or less for voltage, if it doesn't choose one from Corsair/Gskill/Kingston/Mushkin that does.

It is very difficult to say if it has enough juice. It's not known yet what ultra settings in BF3 need, but i'm sure this will be a good start.
And besides you can always get a 2nd GTX570 for SLI if it's not good enough. Generally though GTX570 should produce excellent results at 1920x1080.
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