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May 21, 2012 11:19:26 AM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=71107#CustomerReviews

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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May 21, 2012 11:35:00 AM

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.
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May 21, 2012 12:21:06 PM

+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.
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May 21, 2012 12:51:17 PM

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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May 21, 2012 1:46:57 PM

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.
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May 21, 2012 1:51:15 PM

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.
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May 21, 2012 1:59:27 PM

It won't bottleneck and it will perform alot better than the 570
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May 21, 2012 2:10:21 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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May 21, 2012 3:17:26 PM

Would it be worth it to buy a 1 Terabyte external Hard drive as well?
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May 21, 2012 3:40:56 PM

Depends if you need 1TB of external drive space. If not maybe get an SSD for fast load times
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May 21, 2012 4:00:04 PM

Best answer selected by Maedroas.
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