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
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
All the parts are from Newegg. Will this PC work for what I want?
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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
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.