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August 8, 2012 3:55:14 AM

Hey, Tom's Hardware community. I'm building a gaming PC and am wondering if my pc could run most games out there on High-Ultra settings with good FPS.

My Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor, $229.99

Video: EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card , $179.99

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item $124.99

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case. $119.99

Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" 92mm CPU. $19.99

Moniter: LG EW234T-PN Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B $53.99

CD drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM $19.99

There is a savings bundle with the mobo and processor, $18.00 of savings. If something in here isn't compatible or there is a better deal tell me please. Everything on here is from NewEgg.com

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August 8, 2012 4:06:05 AM

Yes, that's a good build. You'll be able to run high or ultra on all current games with that without issue.

However, I don't see a power supply unit (PSU) in there.

Grab one of these, excellent quality and fully modular (meaning you won't have to deal with a huge mass of cable clutter).

Also, I'm not sure what your budget is, but I'd highly recommend a solid state drive as your boot drive.
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August 8, 2012 4:33:23 AM

My, Bad, thanks for pointing that out,

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $89.99
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August 8, 2012 4:35:49 AM

Mmm, nice, nice, a bit pricey but i think I'll settle with that actualy, I just want a reliable power supply.
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August 8, 2012 5:49:20 AM

the 212plus is a bigger cooler than the tx3 for the same price. unless you purposely needed a smaller cooler.

212evo is $10 for a quieter fan at low speeds
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