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First time builder 1000$ Gaming PC Help Wanted

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July 26, 2012 6:07:16 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week or two
Budget Range: around $1000 CAN
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (mostly Diablo3/WoW/Starcraft2)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (24" LG Flatron W2453v)


I've read somewhere this should be able to run these games at max settings

Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Grapics Card: EVGA DS SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V
DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
HD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit

And for the case either
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [/url]


This is my first time building a PC so my questions are a) are all these parts compatible and b) most importantly are they good enough to play these games at max settings? Any an dall help is much appreciated.
July 26, 2012 6:10:55 AM

I would get a 7850 and unless you have no plans to overclock you should also get a different motherboard.
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July 26, 2012 11:26:32 AM

Id get myself a GTX570 there. :D  ^Right about the mobo, getting old there. :p 
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July 27, 2012 4:23:53 PM

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July 28, 2012 1:25:31 AM

H77, H67, Z77, mobos like those.
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July 28, 2012 5:35:06 AM

7850 OCs right past it and uses a lot less power. No reason at all to get the 5xx series now.
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August 7, 2012 1:14:15 AM

Best answer selected by ZxToucanxZ.
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