First Build--Good for gaming?

This is my first build. I want a gaming computer that can play games like Skyrim, Minecraft, TF2, and ArmA 2 on max settings, with very little to no lag. It will be used mainly for gaming, but I may also record videos on it in the future. Right now, I don't care about overclocking, but it's something I might do later on. One of my biggest fears is compatibility. I've heard some parts don't work with others, maybe the case isn't big enough, etc. I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse so those aren't a problem. I want to keep it under $1k. Alright, enough, here's the specs:


Computer Case:LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-$79.99

Motherboard:ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS-$94.99

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM-$99.99

CD/DVD-RW Drive:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM-$16.99

GPU:MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card-$239.99

CPU:Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400-$189.99

Memory:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00-$41.99

Flashcard Reader:Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate-$16.99

Hard Drive:Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive-$89.99

Power Supply:CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply-$69.99

TOTAL:$940.90

All the parts are from Newegg. Will this PC work for what I want?
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  1. no is the simple answer, your cpu wont fit that motherboard you need a z68 at least... an that processor is not for overclocking, the ones with the k after like 3570k are... an at present ivy bridge processors (intel) are beating anything amd has to offer
  2. Will this CPU work? Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 - I don't care about overclocking.
  3. thats a good midr ange processor but you need to change your motherboard to something like ummm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128548
  4. $868 and still under a grand after OS ^^
  5. nice build BATUCHKA :P
  6. just add this to Batuchkas Build and its a kickass build

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441


    or use a different Hard drive to make things smooth without an SSD like this one with alot of cache

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236181
  7. You are using intel processors with amd motherboards

    they won't work together

    you need motherboards with

    h61 or h65 or p67 or z68 or b75 or z75 orz77 (i think i got them all) chipsets to work
  8. oh wait i didn't notice your picture yea that will work in fact i have that same motherboard
  9. There is no H65. You forgot H77.
  10. and now i am embarrassed i apologize for my mistake
  11. No problem. I forget things too.
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