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July 3, 2012 1:58:38 PM

Hey guys, I'd like some suggestions on how this build will perform on Bf3, Skyrim, DotA 2, and Arma 2 and 3.

If you have any advice, feel free to give it, just make sure to include that I need an OS with your advice.
My budget is $800 at the very maximum. I can't go over that.

CPU MOBO COMBO: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... (don't care for OC'ing)

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I know 8gigs of ram is recommended, but i'm already at $786 right now.)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And of course a DVD drive and OS(windows 7)

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July 3, 2012 2:11:18 PM

I would get tthe i5-2500k if interested in ocing if not the i3-2120 will work equally as well as the 2500 and is cheaper. With the money you save upgrade the card to a 560 ti or gtx 480, the 560 ti is better. The case is a very good one, I have never heard of the brand of that ram get g.skill, kingston, or corsair.
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July 3, 2012 8:55:11 PM

I had another build with the same components, but with an i3 2120 and a sapphire 7850 2gb. I wanted to do stuff other than just gaming, but gaming is my top priority atm. Would the 4 cores of the i5 2500 be worth it, or should I go back to the 2120?
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July 3, 2012 10:42:20 PM

If you are ocing et the k if not the i3 will be fine...the cores do not matter in gaming
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