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First Build--Good for gaming?

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July 10, 2012 3:38:56 AM

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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July 10, 2012 3:42:47 AM

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
July 10, 2012 4:05:14 AM

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.
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July 10, 2012 4:18:09 AM

$868 and still under a grand after OS ^^
July 10, 2012 6:18:22 AM

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
July 10, 2012 6:19:03 AM

oh wait i didn't notice your picture yea that will work in fact i have that same motherboard
July 10, 2012 6:19:08 AM

There is no H65. You forgot H77.
July 10, 2012 6:28:43 AM

and now i am embarrassed i apologize for my mistake
July 10, 2012 6:31:27 AM

No problem. I forget things too.
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