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June 14, 2012 10:16:50 PM

Hi, I'm considering buying the following:
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 motherboard
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0

I have the following in my computer now:
Antec True Power Trio TP3-650
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB
Mag Dog DVD Writer TS-H563

The other components are too old to keep. My goal is to play Rift. I can play it now with my AMD 64x2 3.0 GHz with dual 8800 GTS in SLI but the game play isn't up to my liking. It basically only works at the lowest settings.

1. Will my components work with this motherboard? I'm not concerned with processing power as much as I am with my gaming experience.
2. I plan on getting 64-bit Win 7 and 8 GB RAM. Which memory do you recommend?
June 14, 2012 11:03:48 PM

I can't see any reason why those components wouldn't work together. Should be able to play Rift at highest or nearly highest settings.

As for RAM, check the motherboard's compatibility list (usually available on the manufacturer's website), and go for the cheapest, highest spec RAM on there, making sure not to include RAM for overclocking if you don't plan of overclocking.
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June 15, 2012 12:25:04 AM

+1^
No problem that I can see. Compatibility shouldn't be an issue. One thing to mention however, is that the GTX570 will cover 1 or possible 2 of your SATA headers due to its width and length.
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June 15, 2012 12:37:44 AM

Make sure your Seagate and DVD drives are sata drives!

The Seagate is pretty old and slow by todays standards but I can remember when they were the cream of the crop. LOL Anyways it will mostly affect load times and not gameplay very much (not positive about Rift)
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