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July 15, 2012 5:38:46 AM

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a c 276 4 Gaming
July 15, 2012 5:45:04 AM

Get low profile RAM, switch your motherboard and CPU to this, and you're good to go:

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

Add a Hyper 212 Evo if you're getting an unlocked CPU for overclocking. The 3570K won't water down that GTX 670 - with that setup you'll be able to easily max out everything for a couple of years.
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July 15, 2012 5:49:49 AM

you have a kick butt pcie 3.0 graphics card but a sandy bridge processor so it will only run at 2.0 speeds so do the upgrades mentioned above
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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2012 5:49:49 AM

In a word, yes. That will run any game at high settings. Though some issues.
Here are the changes I would make.

Different CPU/motherboard. An Ivy Bridge processor (i5-3570k) and a Z77 board (AsRock Z77 Extreme4).

Also if the budget can handle it, a better case, Rosewill are fine for the budget build, but around this price range you will want better. Coolermaster HAF series case or any Corsair that takes your fancy. The HAF-XM is a particularly good case I would recommend.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Diffrent brand GPU, that EVGA has stock cooling, and $20 more than one with amazing custom cooling. The factory overclock can be easily done at home to save you a bit of cash.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

16GB of RAM is unneeded in a gaming rig. 8GB will do fine.
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July 15, 2012 6:21:46 AM

Thanks for the answers, but I really am on a budget, so I can't really spend that much.
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a c 276 4 Gaming
July 15, 2012 6:31:58 AM

Xealyth said:
Thanks for the answers, but I really am on a budget, so I can't really spend that much.


The changes I suggested will not alter the cost of the build at all, and you'll actually save a little bit of money on the RAM.
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July 15, 2012 7:26:55 AM

Best answer selected by Xealyth.
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July 15, 2012 7:26:56 AM

g-unit1111 said:
The changes I suggested will not alter the cost of the build at all, and you'll actually save a little bit of money on the RAM.

Yes, I noticed, and thank you all! Building this for the first time should be exciting :) 
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