Good Gaming Computer?

Hell, new to building PC's and not the best when it comes to computers, but I did some research and picked out parts I'd like to use to build my PC. My only questions here are 1. Is it good enough to play games like WoW, and BF3 on decent graphics settings? (doesn't have to be on ultra I'm already sure it won't run it on ultra) 2. Are all of the parts compatible? and 3. How many watts do I need to run it all? The parts are listed below thanks for the help.

CPU: Intel BX80637I33225 Core i3-3225 Processor - Dual Core, 3MB L3 Cache, 3.30GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 55W, 650-1050 MHz, Fan

MotherBoard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Motherboard - ATX, 4x DIMM, DDR3, Socket 1155, PCIe 3.0, Intel Z77 Chipset, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN, DVI, DisplayPort

RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 2x 4GB

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1556-KR

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVD±R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD±R (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

And if interested.......Casing: MSI IN-623 Ravager Mid Tower Case - ATX, 6x 3.5" Bays, 3x 5.25" Bays, 2x LED 120mm Fans, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Black

If you can help me out with this one I'd surely appreciate it, again what i need to know is if its all compatible, if its all good for a decent gaming comp. and how many watts it will need.
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  1. 500w psu from corsair or seasonic should be good.

    The rig looks good although I don't know your budget so I don't know if your overspending. Maybe a 560 or 560ti is a good option for higher graphics settings.

    The 550ti is maybe a bit weak but will still play everything.
  2. I'd second that. A GTX650 Ti might be worth considering - even a 2GB model could still be had pretty cheap, £130 from Would give a lot more muscle and longevity than a 1GB GTX550 Ti (I'd say around 33% faster across the board).
  3. Hey there, its important to state the resolution at you will be playing at. Typically higher resolutions need beefier cards, for me though an HD 7770 (paired with the Phenom II X4 955) maxes out almost every single tittle at 1600x900.

    Anyways with either the GTX 550ti or 650 ti this power supply will suffice:
    It's on sale, after MIR it's a mere 16.99!
  4. Thanks for helping out, yeah it's going to be something that will all be upgraded overtime...right now though I'm just trying to set everything up to even at least play anything haha. I will look into a better graphics card another time for moneys sake at the moment. Just wanted to make sure everything was decent and compatible. Thanks so much guys. helped a lot.
  5. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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