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    Question First gaming build (Final Check)

    Purchase Date: Today, Wednesday

    Resolution: 1920x1080 HD

    Budget: $1200 max

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Low Profile Version)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

    Total from Tiger Direct & Canada Computers (without video card): $877
    Video card I will be buying a week after my build.

    Will this build be able to run games such as Guild Wars 2, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Dead Island, Assassin's Creed 3, etc... at high to ultra settings?
    Also, how is it compatibility wise?

    Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read this!

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    It looks good! You will most definitely be able to max out those games, considering I'm able to on my OC'd 570. The only thing I would add is a Crucial M4 SSD, since you have the money left in your budget. Also, do you own a copy of Windows that you'll be installing or are you planning on purchasing one? Even so, with $323 left over in your budget as above, you can get both a copy of windows and a 124GB Crucial M4.

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    thanks! the only thing is, i didn't really go into detail in the first post but, i actually have about $1400 in total ready for this build. after all my parts and monitor, plus a pay check from work, ill have about $600 left. i need to use that to get the gpu, and also a keyboard and wifi adapter. windows 7 i will be buying too, so i wont have much left after it all, but i would definitely go for an ssd when i get some more money to use

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