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Please help with my mid-level (~$700) configuration

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December 5, 2011 12:43:03 PM

Hello! I am trying to configure a new mid-level build for the holidays. I was hoping to keep the total price around $700. Could you please review my build and make sure everything is compatible and work well with each other, at a good price, and a good choice? Lastly, I have listed my old power supply. Is the wattage too low for this configuration?

I currently play WoW and SC2. I plan on playing SW:ToR and Diablo III. I hope to play all of these games at max settings at 1080p. Thanks so much for the help!

edit: changed my PSU and memory

Approximate Purchase Date: next two weeks

Budget Range: $700 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, photo editing

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter for the processor, Newegg, anywhere that can ship cheap in US

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

CPU: Intel i5 2500k ($180) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Motherboard: ($125) ASRock Z68 Extreme3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.Skill RipJaw 8gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 ($220) Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: HAF 912 ($60) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250 gb (from my old rig)

Power: Corsair CX600 ($80) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $692 before rebates

Thanks so much for your help!
December 5, 2011 1:44:36 PM

About the PSU: Couldn't find any reference for this PSU, could you locate it for us?
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December 5, 2011 2:11:21 PM

COOLER MASTER PSUS should be avoided at all costs!

Get a G.skill Ripjaws 8gb Ram it should only be $44 on new egg.

I would get a Corsair CX500 than rely on CoolerMaster Junk.
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December 6, 2011 1:44:17 AM

Ok, I changed my memory to ripjaws and my psu to a Corsair CX600. Thoughts? Is this build good enough to run most games at high to max level at 1080p?
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December 6, 2011 1:52:09 AM

Yep! You're golden.
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