Help With Gaming Rig Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 13, 2012 9:28 PM in Systems Share davideugenepeterson August 13, 2012 8:13:11 PM I assembled this Computer System on Newegg, I just wanted to make sure everything is compatible. (Right processor type, correct PSU, Enough space in case, Cooling problems ETC...) I was also wondering if this rig could play any of these games on their max settings: Battlefield 3, Metro 2066, Crysis 1/2, Starcraft 2. If not, what changes would need to be made? Monitor: 1920 x 1080, 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160065 CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 GPU:EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768 PSU:OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018 Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345014 Ram: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136939 Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128554 More about : gaming rig Outlander_04 August 13, 2012 8:28:46 PM when I click on your links it shows the case and RAM as being de-activated In general though Google for reviews of the case . You can use an ATX motherboard so you might as well . The m-ATX board wont affect performance but it limits expansion The green hard drive is slower to boot and load than a standard drive and wont save any noticeable amount of power . Use a samsung F3 instead , and perhaps an SSD as a boot drive m 0 l davideugenepeterson August 13, 2012 8:49:46 PM Quote:when I click on your links it shows the case and RAM as being de-activated. I had an extra "]" in the URL. The links should work now. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 August 13, 2012 9:28:31 PM A motherboard like this Asrock model makes more sense for future upgrades http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would also question spending so much on internal hardware and so little on a case . But I havent seen the model you are looking at m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew Gaming "Rig" help suggestions? Forum SolvedHelp me build a rig for 3d rendering, video editing and digital painting and light gaming Forum SolvedNeed help with deciding what PSU to get for gaming rig! Forum SolvedComplete NOOB building boyfriend gaming rig for gift, and I need HELP !!! Forum SolvedGood 1080p gaming rig? (PLEASE HELP) Forum SolvedOculus Rift Gaming Rig. First time building. Help is appreciated! Forum Solved$1500 / 1Lakh INR budget(sort of) gaming rig suggestions/help Forum SolvedIs the Corsair CS550M psu good enough for my new gaming rig? Please help... Forum Solvedgaming rig help, cut cost/combatibilty check Forum SolvedHelp with new build for gaming rig Forum SolvedNeed help with gaming rig Forum SolvedNeed Help Building A Gaming Rig ! ($1000) Forum Solvedlooking to build Starcraft heart of swarm , Total war shogun , gaming rig help plz Forum Solvedgaming rig modification (cpu,gpu) ... help Forum Solved[New Build] Beginner building a school and gaming rig (Please help) Forum SolvedNeed Help Putting Together A Soild - Future Proof Gaming + Video Editing Rig [1,00,000 - 2,00,000] Forum Solvedneed help in building gaming rig please Forum SolvedNeed help picking a case for my gaming rig Forum Solvedhelp with new gaming rig Forum Solved$1000-12000 gaming rig help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !