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January 13, 2013 12:22:24 AM

I'm going to build a computer for the first time and would appreciate your advice on the components I have selected. My intent is for it to function well on games like BF3, TF2, and future Bethesda games. Will all these parts work together? If so, do you think it would be a good gaming rig? Could it be upgraded in the coming years enough to keep up with future releases? Also, would the case come with fans, or do I have to buy those too?

Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel i5-3470 Quad core 3.2 ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155
GPU: GTX 650 Ti 1gb
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M-600W
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8gb( 2 x 4gb)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

I would rather not exceed the current total of this which is around $700.

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January 13, 2013 1:25:27 AM

This is alot Better Build than you listed
It will Max out every game at 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $677.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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