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November 26, 2011 8:34:03 AM

My current computer is getting a little long in the tooth. For instance, I recently bought Skyrim and it's still choppy on the low settings. I've always wanted to build my own PC so I've decided to put one together that can handle my gaming needs. I'm not particularly interested in maxing out the graphic settings on games. I just want something that will run new games pretty well on medium-to-high settings.

I've spent the last few hours looking through various parts. Here's a build I came up with.

CPU - i5-2320 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Video card - SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Hard drive - HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 (0F13179) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Case - Antec Three Hundred

Power supply - SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

Would this build work for my needs?

All this on newegg is about $630. I don't want to go much more than that.

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November 26, 2011 8:52:29 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey

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November 26, 2011 9:23:28 AM

The build would work for your needs!

My toughts tough....

For the same price you can get a much better power supply CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W

For more $20 you get Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

For more $10 you get HD 6790 1GB 256-bit

So for only $30 more you´d have a better experience while gaming.
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November 26, 2011 9:26:45 AM

there is not much point spending the extra money to get the z68 unless you an unlocked CPU to overclock with.
November 26, 2011 11:48:36 PM

zhihao50 said:
there is not much point spending the extra money to get the z68 unless you an unlocked CPU to overclock with.

Would you suggest an H67 then?
November 28, 2011 11:23:06 AM

Best answer selected by MathewSK81.