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 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuilding a gaming rig . Need help ! ForumNew Gaming Rig Please Help ForumHelp with gaming rig ForumBeginner Gaming rig help ForumHelp my friend build a powerful $800 gaming rig ForumNeed help with a gaming rig . ForumLooking for a new gaming rig ! 800-850 Help please! ForumNew Gaming Rig Feedback/ Help ForumProcessor help for a budget gaming rig ForumNeed Help With Gaming Rig Build ForumHelp in Building A Gaming Rig under $3000 ForumBuilding new gaming rig , $1800 budget, Help ! Forum$1500 Noob Gaming Rig Help -- Little knowledge, less confidence ForumNeed Help On New Gaming Rig ForumPlz help in gaming rig ForumFirst time building a gaming rig and would like help ForumGTA IV on new gaming rig---Help ! ForumNEWWW GAMING RIG - NEED EXPERT HELP .! ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumGaming Rig this week need help with parts More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !