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It's time for me to build a new rig. I'm not a hardcore gamer by any means, but there are a few new games coming out that I would like to play (Rage, Deus Ex). I'm also a big fan of Civilization V, but it runs horribly on my current laptop. Here is what I am considering. Any comments / suggestions / recommendations / modifications would be welcome!

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Intel Core i5-2500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
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Definitely switch out the motherboard for a cheaper one like the P8Z68-Pro... It'll take your 2500k to the same heights.
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You are not a hardcore gamer and you buy a $300+ gpu?
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Well, I guess I have aspirations of being one (just not the budget). What would be a cheaper alternative that will let me run those games, and any new ones for at least a couple of years? I'm open to any suggestions.
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Originally Posted by vmunix View Post
Well, I guess I have aspirations of being one (just not the budget). What would be a cheaper alternative that will let me run those games, and any new ones for at least a couple of years? I'm open to any suggestions.
If you dont "need" a microATX board I would suggest getting an ATX board like the P8Z68-Pro suggested above...

What monitor do you use? is it a 1920x1080 resolution or better?

You can get by with a GTX570 and save a few bucks, it will run any game out and should handle most of the upcoming games
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@ vmunix ...

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INTERESTING !!! Just up on NewEgg ...



> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.720933 <

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... just pop in Win7 and the GPU CARD of your choice and you're good to go !
and the MaxIVGeneZ68 is a GREAT board at ANY Size and ANY Price

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/18/11 at 3:53pm
   
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