Will this homebuilt work?

I am currently building my own personal computer for gaming purposes. My plan is to have capable of handling guild wars 2 when it is released this summer. I am on a budget so I can't switch too much (around $700). Also, I already have a 1900X1200 23" Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse for it.

My current build:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

LGA 1155 Socket


Number of Memory Slots

Memory Standard
DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066

Maximum Memory Supported

PCI Express 3.0 x16 -2

PCI Express x1 -3

PCI Slots -2

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

GPU:Radeon HD 6870

RAM: G. Skill Ripsaw

240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

8GB (2 x 4GB)

DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

PSU: Raidmax 700W


Hard Drive: Seagate Barracude 1tb Sata 6

Add'l Component:
Wireless Adapter Rosewill


OPS: Windows 7 (not sure which bit, free from my school I may have a choice of either)

Alternative Items
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU: Nvidivia GTX 560 -EVGA

PSU: Corsair 650W

RAM: 2x4Gb Cards

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracude 1tb Sata 3
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  1. I'd go with the alternate PSU.
  2. Other than the PSU swap, did everything seem ok, like no compatibility problems? Also, I was just wondering why the switch, I'm guessing the name and much longer warranty.

    please go with the corsair PSU :)

    I intended to when he mentioned the switch, it was already close before hand, I was just wondering why for person knowledge. That way I will know in the future.
  3. please go with the corsair PSU :)
  4. Get 64 bit because 32 bit limits you to 4GB RAM and doesn't really do much else.
  5. Best answer
    You need to use Win 7 64-bit with that much RAM (32-bit can only address 4GB total including the RAM on your video card).

    Other than that it looks solid. Keep an eye on GPU prices as they are still in flux from the introduction of the 680 GTX - you may be able to get more bang for your buck.

    One other thing to consider is Ivy Bridge is only 19 days away and looks to be just slightly more powerful with less power usage at the same price point (and Z77 mobos may be slighly less than Z68s due to needing less 3rd party controllers). Just a thought.
  6. Best answer selected by jbkpsu1988.
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