Good gaming PC build?

Hey, first topic on Tom's, and also my first time building a PC. Just wanted to get a verification that this build is gonna run games like Starcraft 2, Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, and League of Legends at fairly high settings. Perhaps some modern FPS' too.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W


RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)

Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

Optical Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM Just getting a cheap one because most of my games will come off Steam or other downloads.

OS: Windows 7

Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5"

Don't think I left anything out. Again, I want to be able to run RTS, MMO, and FPS games at fairly high settings with nice Frames per Second. Thanks!
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  1. erm...

    Hard drives?
    Optical drives?
    Operating system?

    If your looking at anything above the GTX570 you might be better to look to the newer GTX6** series.
    Also, unless you're doing dual graphics cards and overclocking you can get away with a less powerful power supply, perhaps about 600W or slightly less.
  2. +1 to pauls also im not sure the Biostar board is that good purely on the brand, get a GTX 670 if you can otherwise consider the AMD Radeon 7870 only $10 more.
  3. Right right, knew i forgot something. I'll add that when I can, my internet is dieing on me, so I can't open up Newegg. I'll be running Windows 7.
    So what would you suggest for a motherboard? And I will most likely change to a GTX 670 if it will make that much of a difference. I have a $2000 budget, but I want $500 to go to accessories and games, 1500 to computer.
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    With $1500 for the rig you should be using a GTX670 and then maxing out basically anything at 1920X1080. The rest looks good, though if you ever want to overclock you need a CPU with a k at the end of the model number.
  5. If I go with the GTX 670, and keep the i5 processor, will I be bottlenecking? I'm worried about the processor not being able to keep up.
  6. It won't bottleneck and it will perform alot better than the 570
  7. This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  8. Would it be worth it to buy a 1 Terabyte external Hard drive as well?
  9. Depends if you need 1TB of external drive space. If not maybe get an SSD for fast load times
  10. Best answer selected by Maedroas.
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