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November 25, 2012 11:21:22 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

Storage: Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

As for the video card and psu I have a friend who has a spare of both and willing to give them to me for free. The card is a ATI Radeon HD 5870 and i'm not sure which psu he has but it's 700w so it should be more than enough for what I need.

I'm a little concerned over my parts since my video card is an older model, are my mobo and cpu too powerful? I'd like to have the option to upgrade in the future but that's probably pretty far off from now.

As for other information, I am not buying a monitor and my native resolution is 1920x1080 and as the title states this is mainly for gaming.
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November 25, 2012 11:32:27 AM

That motherboard and CPU aren't compatible. You also don't really want an 8 core FX series cpu as it will be stomped by a run of the mill i5.
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November 25, 2012 11:42:24 AM

tiny voices said:
That motherboard and CPU aren't compatible. You also don't really want an 8 core FX series cpu as it will be stomped by a run of the mill i5.


I changed the cpu. I asked the AMD forum the other day and their consensus was that the card can handle 1080p just fine. I'm not looking to have max settings for every thing and the card seems to be enough to play high on most games. If anything i can replace it after building if it isn't as good as i thought it would be as it's free, i have nothing to lose.
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November 25, 2012 11:52:57 AM

Sounds like a good plan to me. Also, your SSD is huge. you could grab a 128gb one and save a ton. It will still be plenty of space for a few games and your OS no problem.
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November 25, 2012 12:57:44 PM

OCZ vertex 4 is Great and cheaper :) 
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December 5, 2012 1:04:47 AM

Best answer selected by Senai.
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