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November 12, 2012 4:00:37 AM

Hey all, I was thinking of purchasing a new gaming PC as my old computer is getting slow. These are the parts I had picked, but I wasn't entirely sure if they are all compatible. Will these parts work together, and if not, what other alternatives do I have?

P.S. Looking to be able to play games for at least 5 years, on fairly decent graphical settings, and I am open to suggestions.

Case:
Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports and Windowed Side Panel

Graphics Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Storage:
Samsung Electronics Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250Gb

RAM:
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3

Power Supply:
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold (SPG) 1000 Watts

OS:
Windows 8 System Builder DVD 64-Bit

Thanks.

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November 12, 2012 4:02:04 AM

I can raise my budget to about $1600, in case anyone is wondering.
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November 12, 2012 4:07:07 AM

That 250gb SSD isn't going to give you five years worth of space. Newegg has a sale right now on 600gig Veloceraptor for $100 that can be your storage space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You'll probably want to add a cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And with that cooler, I've been told Low Profile memory would probably suit you best.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 12, 2012 4:07:47 AM

skip out on that power supply. you don't need a 1000w, unless you plan to add in another video card or two in SLI/CF, a custom water loop and several other add-ons.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

more than you'll ever need for a single card setup.

if you're going for a simple, single card setup and decide to go for the PSU above, you could re-allocate your cash to a better GPU, say the 660ti, 670 or the 7950/7970 (the latter of which comes with three free games, i.e; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

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November 12, 2012 4:08:05 AM

First off, are you looking for great performance now or easy upgradability in the future? Because the way I see it you can have one or the other at this budget.

Also no rig will last 5yrs without upgrades and still perform adequately in future games. What you are asking for is to run BF3 on a Radeon 2870 in modern terms.
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November 12, 2012 4:29:57 AM

eddie jr said:
That 250gb SSD isn't going to give you five years worth of space. Newegg has a sale right now on 600gig Veloceraptor for $100 that can be your storage space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You'll probably want to add a cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And with that cooler, I've been told Low Profile memory would probably suit you best.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I have a spare 2TB harddrive I can rig up, and I can upgrade storage along the way.

BTW I meant just wait 5 years to upgrade again, not run for 5 years at high settings. I got my last computer in 2007 and it is still running, albit not powerfully enough to play some new releases.
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