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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

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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
August 13, 2012 8:49:46 PM

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when I click on your links it shows the case and RAM as being de-activated
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I had an extra "]" in the URL. The links should work now.
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