Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and feb 2013
Budget Range: £400-£500/$650-$800 Shipping not included but thought of if possible
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Arma 2/DayZmod, Gta 4, Fallout, DayZ standalone when out. Also if possible of a rig of this budget newer releases like far cry 3 and battle Field 3 on low settings./watching movies/Surfing the web.
Are you buying a monitor: Not at the moment but will after Build is finished
Parts to Upgrade: none
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any as long as it has a good description
Location: City, State/Region, Country - UK
Parts Preferences: best on my budget
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe as im not to sure what this is to be honest
Your Monitor Resolution: I have a 15'' monitor at the moment will give exact model when i get back home
Additional Comments: Arma 2/DayZmod, Gta 4, Fallout, DayZ standalone when out. Also if possible of a rig of this budget newer releases like far cry 3 and battle Field 3 on low settings.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Coming from console gaming
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You don't need a aftermaket cooler for that cpu, you changed a gfx card for worse, that mobo isn't good one, it's an asus but the "le" is the worst mobos from them.
If you want an mid case and an atx mobo get this :
I would take a look at this. Btw the HD 7870 is as good, if not better, than the gtx 660 ti. Plus i was able to fit a ivy bridge i5! Don't get scared of the "P" it just draws less power than the other ones because it doesn't have integrated graphics (useless with a dedicated card lol)