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Hey guys! It's time to get rid of this crap im torturing myself with day in and day out.

My budget is around 1200 dollar, but I'm thinking about not getting a new psu and gpu just yet, as I'm on a budget, but I still want to be able to upgrade later on.

Main purpose of the machine will be maxing bf3 and skyrim.

Corsair Carbide series 500R
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 (2x4)
Intel Core i5 2320
Corsair Hydro H100
Corsair Force 3 Series 120GB SSD
Samsung 1000 GB F3 32 MB

I've currently got a psu of 540Watt 80+, and a GTS450 which will have to do for atleast a month or two.

So I'm guessing the i5 2320 is a new model intel released to counter the bulldozer, will it be powerful enough to max those games with high framerate?
Going to do some overclocking, atleast when I've bought a new psu, which takes me to the next question.

Will I be able to run all this on 540Watt?

And what about the motherboard? It says it supports pci-e 3, but you can't know for sure if it really will support it can you?
Anyway, I've heard really good things about the mobo in overclocking aspect.

I can get this for under 1170 dollar shipping included, I will get a new psu and go sli, and later Ivy bridge and 600/7000 series.
Tips and comments please. =)
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No 2500k??? If one of your primary usage will be gaming then I would highly recommend the 2500k. It the best bang for buck cpu out right now for gaming.

Having said that, the 2500k will allow you to overclock, providing that it has the potential you coudl easily overclock that chip past 4.5ghhz with that H100, by the way, that cooler is pretty good!!! Other than that build looks great.

What brand is the PSU?

Also I would change that SSD to the Crucial M4, I believe it's the best one currently on the market.
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
No 2500k??? If one of your primary usage will be gaming then I would highly recommend the 2500k. It the best bang for buck cpu out right now for gaming.

Having said that, the 2500k will allow you to overclock, providing that it has the potential you coudl easily overclock that chip past 4.5ghhz with that H100, by the way, that cooler is pretty good!!! Other than that build looks great.
Could not agree more. There is no better chip for the money when it comes to gaming then the 2500k right now.
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another vote for 2500K
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post #5 of 7
2500k +1.

i you dont want the 2500k forgot the h100 it would be useless with a 2310... it's locked and can't be oced.
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Only Sandy Bridges with the "K" suffix can be overclocked.
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Did anyone mention how good the 2500k is for gaming? and the best bang for your buck? well it is!

(sarcasm)
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