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March 27, 2012 11:56:53 PM

Will this rig i'm thinking about building be able to play games like, Skyrim, Minecraft, Bf3, Mw3 on high settings? is the Psu i've chosen reliable and would i need a new/bigger one if i wanted to SLI? here's the build i've come up with so far.

MOBO: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards...
CPU: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Intel+Core+i5-2500...
GPU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Car...
CASE: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Midi+T...
RAM: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM...
PSU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Suppli...

Thank you in advance!

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March 28, 2012 12:02:42 AM

short answer- yea that will work pefectly. I have a very simliar build and it does all that (even bf3 just not ultra)


long answer

the cpu you have chosen is about to be replaced with ivy bridge- maybe wait for that to come out? (that should give you a price drop on teh cpu)


gpu- you also chose on on the old side soon to be replaced with the 600 series

case- simply a pos - check out haf 912 or antec 300/illusion

psu- great psu if you ARE NOT using sli

after market cooling- If your gettign a k series it means you want to overclock and to overclock u need after market cooling. Grab a cooler master 212+ evo- 30 bucks and cools down your cpu drasticly. Arctic silver 5 thermal paste is also a good buy.

If you dont' want to overclock grab an i2400 plus p67 or h67 board( whichever suits your needs)

ram is fine
mobo- i have the same one works great

March 28, 2012 12:12:47 AM

samdsox said:
short answer- yea that will work pefectly. I have a very simliar build and it does all that (even bf3 just not ultra)


long answer

the cpu you have chosen is about to be replaced with ivy bridge- maybe wait for that to come out? (that should give you a price drop on teh cpu)


gpu- you also chose on on the old side soon to be replaced with the 600 series

case- simply a pos - check out haf 912 or antec 300/illusion

psu- great psu if you ARE NOT using sli

after market cooling- If your gettign a k series it means you want to overclock and to overclock u need after market cooling. Grab a cooler master 212+ evo- 30 bucks and cools down your cpu drasticly. Arctic silver 5 thermal paste is also a good buy.

If you dont' want to overclock grab an i2400 plus p67 or h67 board( whichever suits your needs)

ram is fine
mobo- i have the same one works great


So what type of Psu would i need if i wanted to Sli in the future? and for the cooler i'm not going to O'c staraight away! Thanks for the reply.
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March 28, 2012 12:40:57 AM

probably a 750 wattage would be good
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March 28, 2012 3:53:52 AM

+1 for the Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
March 28, 2012 11:36:04 PM

i can't promise that. The case you have chosen is not very good- like i said check the coolermaster 912 plus- its great case and will last you through multible builds
March 29, 2012 3:57:10 PM

Thanks for all the replies guys. Another question i have is, i have a really old Pc from 2003/2004-ish, would i be able to re-use the case fans for my new build or am i better off just getting new ones? (not sure what size they are!)
March 29, 2012 7:05:13 PM

Oh another question, will the Mobo I've listed be Ivy-Bridge compatible, I've seen people saying Z68's will be okay but i'm confused!
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