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Home built computer: couple questions plus is it compatible?

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October 20, 2011 12:38:59 AM

Hello everyone once again. I know i posted alot on this subject of a gaming computer but i want to have everything perfect. So i decided to do a home built computer once and for all. I want you to check out all of my products.

1). Will this run Skyrim and Battlefield 3 max settings?
2). how long do you think this will last before upgrade is needed?
3). Is everything compatible?
4). what is a blu-ray drive needed for? should i get one?
5). Can you suggest a motherboard and a computer cooler thats compatible with my build?
6). Should i overclock my processor and GPU? if so, then what should i overclock them to?
7). Do you suggest i change anything
8). is there ways you can save me money without decreasing performance by too much?
9). Should i keep the SSD?

I know thats alot of questions but much gratitude if you answer them.

HAF 932 coolermaster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x EVGA superclocked 560ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western digital caviar black 1TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD ROM Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair gaming series 800W 80 plus certified: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Torqx 2 PT2128GS25SSDR 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 home premium

Thank you very much in advance.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2011 12:46:21 AM

I would take the 850TXV2 over the GS 800, its the same price before rebate right now, and cheaper after rebate, or you can save a chunk of change and grab the 750 TX V2 instead, still plenty of power for your 560 Ti's. Otherwise is a good selection of parts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


As for the questions:
1. Depending on your resolution, maybe. It should handle 1920x1080 with ease.
2. Depends if you keep up to date with the newest games, if you keep playing the same stuff then never, otherwise it depends how quickly software needs more hardware.
3.Yup.
4. For playing blu-ray discs, if you don't have any blu-ray discs and don't plan on watching high def movies on your PC then no.
5. Grab a Z68 motherboard from ASUS or Gigabyte.
6. Overclocking is very dependent on the chips themselves, the upper limit is different for each one. I would keep it at stock for a bit but if you determine you need more performance then you can OC some.
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October 20, 2011 1:42:50 AM

!. Seems like it. BF3 isn't out yet, so nobody knows, but from the look of the multiplayer video, it won't be very taxing at all.
2. Until DX 12, unless Crysis 3 returns to the excellence of its forebears first.
4. Only if your audio setup can handle it and your monitor is 1920X1080 or better and you want to watch Blu-rays on it.
5. Best bang-for-buck cooler right now is probably the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus at about 25 clams.
6. Overclocking risks (read "entails") instability. That CPU is fast enough as it is. Your GPUs come overclocked already.
9. Yes. Boot and shutdown times go way down, and you should see what happens when you switch to icon view in a huge folder of photographs.
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October 20, 2011 3:07:44 AM

Petrofsky said:
!. Seems like it. BF3 isn't out yet, so nobody knows, but from the look of the multiplayer video, it won't be very taxing at all.
2. Until DX 12, unless Crysis 3 returns to the excellence of its forebears first.
4. Only if your audio setup can handle it and your monitor is 1920X1080 or better and you want to watch Blu-rays on it.
5. Best bang-for-buck cooler right now is probably the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus at about 25 clams.
6. Overclocking risks (read "entails") instability. That CPU is fast enough as it is. Your GPUs come overclocked already.
9. Yes. Boot and shutdown times go way down, and you should see what happens when you switch to icon view in a huge folder of photographs.

Yea well i think im going to go for the 580 SC instead and add another if needed since my moniter is only 22"
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October 21, 2011 3:09:24 PM

Great choice as I have two of them .... I LOVE EVGA, great community and customer service. The 580 is a beast of a card, can always upgrade two two but you will want 950Watts+ just to be sure an 800 watt PSU isnt goint to cut it and a 850 is really close.
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