Hi guys, need help on building my pc

hello guys, just a newbie here.. i am very happy that all professionals, experienced or somewhat knowledged computer enthusiasts can help me determine what's right or wrong in my build.

Im planning to build my new system having these specs "

CPU : core i3 2120 @ 3.3Ghz
Mobo : ECS h61h2-m2 (b3) v.1
RAM : 4GB ddr3 1333mhz ram
GPU : a gtx560 ddr5
PSU : 500W thermaltake psu
Case : Aerocool VS4


im having on a tight budget so as you can see it's a cheap build but is it good for gaming? will the core i3 bottleneck the system? or will the 500W thermaltake psu can't supply sufficient power? is this rig enough to max-out games? and oh, i'm having a 1360x768 widescreen 19" monitor, im planning to play latest games on max settings with the max resolution and differs only on the amount of antialiasing or AF

Specifically i want to take revenge on these games as they had dumped my c2q q6660, 2GB dd2 w/ gts450 ddr3 :

Crysis 1/2
Battlefield 3
GTA 4 - can't wait to meet you again :P

oh those games really humiliated my old rig.

im looking forward to your suggestions, thanks. :)
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  1. 1: that mobo is micro atx and you are getting a mid tower case

    2: the case only has TWO fans
  2. Azok said:
    1: that mobo is micro atx and you are getting a mid tower case

    2: the case only has TWO fans


    oh haha , i was dreaming about the vs 3 advance and i accidentally wrote it, sorry bout that... i changed it to VS4. which is actually my choice :D

    and oh, isn't it okay if i put my micro atx board into a mid tower case?
  3. well yea, it CAN fit.. if that's what you really want.
  4. Azok said:
    well yea, it CAN fit.. if that's what you really want.


    i see.. thanks :D.. how about my rig? can it run max settings with that resolution? or any problem with my rig? :??:
  5. Ah, alright. I decided to help you a bit. What is your budget, and are you planning to get a more hi-Rez monitor in the future(like 1920x1080)? Micro center right now has a deal that if you buy a i5-2500k for $159.99(about), you can get a decent ASUS miniATX board for only $75 bucks more. Of course I think you have to live near a Micro Center store for it to be worth it with gas prices and all, but since your a little low on the budget, this seems to be a great combo for the motherboard and your CPU. Hint: i3 processors are not that good for gaming. Sure, you could still be gaming with them, but their probably going to be the first part in your system that will bottleneck your PC from playing games in the future.
    Here's a link to the i5-2500k:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    Sorry. I can't find the combo promotion for the $75 mono anymore. But here's probably the best recent motherboard that you can get with a $125 price tag:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375390

    If you can't afford that, the. Here's another motherboard that is $110 here:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371775

    But this motherboard has worse reviews than the $125 bigger brother listed above. By the way, the bottom one is a full sized ATX motherboard while the $125 one is a mATX, so make sure the case that your putting these in support that size.
  6. Carma143 said:
    Ah, alright. I decided to help you a bit. What is your budget, and are you planning to get a more hi-Rez monitor in the future(like 1920x1080)? Micro center right now has a deal that if you buy a i5-2500k for $159.99(about), you can get a decent ASUS miniATX board for only $75 bucks more. Of course I think you have to live near a Micro Center store for it to be worth it with gas prices and all, but since your a little low on the budget, this seems to be a great combo for the motherboard and your CPU. Hint: i3 processors are not that good for gaming. Sure, you could still be gaming with them, but their probably going to be the first part in your system that will bottleneck your PC from playing games in the future.
    Here's a link to the i5-2500k:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    Sorry. I can't find the combo promotion for the $75 mono anymore. But here's probably the best recent motherboard that you can get with a $125 price tag:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375390

    If you can't afford that, the. Here's another motherboard that is $110 here:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371775

    But this motherboard has worse reviews than the $125 bigger brother listed above. By the way, the bottom one is a full sized ATX motherboard while the $125 one is a mATX, so make sure the case that your putting these in support that size.


    Approximate Purchase Date: 1st or 2nd week of June

    Budget Range: just up to 26600 pesos(philippine currency) or $619

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming, EYECANDY gaming

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://dynaquestpc.com/ and other philippine based sites

    Country: Philippines

    Parts Preferences: CPU : core i3 2100 @ 3.1Ghz
    Mobo : ECS h61h2-m2 (b3) v.1
    RAM : G.skill Ares 8GB ddr3 1333mhz ram
    GPU : HD 6870 ddr5 1GB Powercolor
    PSU : 500W strikex aerocool 80 plus bronze.
    Case : Aerocool VS4
    HDD : 7200rpm sata II

    Overclocking: oc'ing the gpu a bit, enabling the cpu's turbo mode

    SLI or Crossfire: NO.. can't afford, as for now >

    Monitor Resolution: native resolution @ 1366x768 19" widescreen, playing games at this resolution.

    Additional Comments: i like casings that has a proper ventilation, idntcare if it's noisy or not, i just wan't a fast budget gaming rig


    i want to MAX ALL GAMES at 1366x768 resolution, that's my wish .
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