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December 29, 2011 2:54:05 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware Community,

I am curious to see if the following system that I have built on Newegg is going to be a good setup for playing most games on max graffics.

I am wanting to spend under $800 and get the best performance for playing PC games.

I may be a bit naive here, so please let me know if I am making any mistakes or am not understanding something.

Thank you guys!

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December 29, 2011 3:19:13 PM

Get a Crucial M4 128GB SSD instead of the 1TB F3 HDD. Then get it when prices get back to normal for $50.
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December 29, 2011 3:31:17 PM

Here's a build for around $800, based on your needs (i.e. Gaming)

Optical Drive: $20 -Asus

Case: $40- Xclio Blue Black( Or whatever you like around this price)

HDD: $75- Hitachi 500GB(needed to sacrifice capacity to include a better CPU/GPU/Mobo)

GPU: $210- Gigabyte GTX 560TI

PSU: $60- Antec Neo ECo 620

RAM: $35- Patriot Signature (2X 4GB)

Motherboard : $125- Asrock Z68 Extreme3

CPU & Cooler: $245- i5 2500K & Cooler Master Hyper 212

Total (Excluding Rebates): 815 USD

Rebates: 40 USD
December 29, 2011 3:34:27 PM

no real need for the case fans as you cant see inside that case.
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December 29, 2011 5:46:00 PM

With the microATX mobo, bear in mind that the graphics card will cover one of your PCI slots, leaving only one. In case you were depending on having two for later.