What do you guys think of this gaming rig? :)

Dave1994

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Ram:
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C?9 XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory
http://tinyurl.com/3ovjuv3
£25.80

Power Supply:
OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro Power Supply - UK
http://tinyurl.com/3q53rkp
£54.99

Graphics Card:
Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card
http://tinyurl.com/3pk3avh
£178.21

Processor:
Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge
http://tinyurl.com/3gl6m8y
£102.47

MotherBoard:
Gigabyte Z68A-D3
http://tinyurl.com/3osae7n
£77.99

HardDrive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5
http://tinyurl.com/3k4gltw
32.20

Total: 471.69

Any opinions? advantaged, disadvantages, things that wont work together?

Oh yeah and some suggestions on a case would be much appreciated :D
 
Solution
The memory that you have selected is running at 1.65v, with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors like this i3-2120 you want to use memory at 1.5v or low. For almost the same price get this part # CMX4GX3M2B1600C9, it is the 1.5v version of that memory.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team

Dave1994

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I have been using a pentium, so Ive always been lowest settings lowest res. So high on team fortress 2 would be great, as thats probably my most played game. And im looking to only spend like 300 - 400 on the computer without the graphics card, then put in the card when I get the money. Reason for this is I need the computer for school, and cant afford the full package yet :). Will this build let me play games like team fortress 2 at high settings?.
 

Dave1994

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I have been using a pentium, so Ive always been lowest settings lowest res. So high on team fortress 2 would be great, as thats probably my most played game. And im looking to only spend like 300 - 400 on the computer without the graphics card, then put in the card when I get the money. Reason for this is I need the computer for school, and cant afford the full package yet :). Will this build let me play games like team fortress 2 at high settings?.
 

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just throwin out a curve ball here. With the gaming level your used to you could probably get the new AMD APU and be fine. You could then combine that with a cheaper AMD card and save some cash and still play at god settings lol.
 

Dave1994

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I want to future proof, for games that I will want to play in the future :). Is there that big a difference between i3 and i5 for gaming? And so With the set up I've listed, Will tf2 work on max?
 
The memory that you have selected is running at 1.65v, with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors like this i3-2120 you want to use memory at 1.5v or low. For almost the same price get this part # CMX4GX3M2B1600C9, it is the 1.5v version of that memory.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
 
Solution
In the desktop space the difference between the Intel® Core™ i3 and the Intel Core i5 comes down to the a dual core support 4 threads vs. a quad core supporting 4 threads. If you are looking for future proofing look at the Intel Core i5-2500K with its unlocked multiplier allowing you to overclock this processor.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team