Building a PC for SWTOR - how do these look?

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Oct 3, 2011
Getting ready for SWTOR by buying a new PC piece by piece. How do you guys think these parts would fair up FPS wise and would they all be compatible? I apologize for not being too computer technical myself if I got something wrong.

Also would love some input on what motherboard to use and if anything on the list is overkill that I could remove to save some money. All feedback is greatly appreciated.

Also I think it's worth noting that I wont be ordering these parts until around January when I'll be starting up the game.

OS -


Power Supply -

DVD/CD Drive -

Hard Drive -

Graphics Card -

Case -

Processor -

Thanks in advance everyone.
Jul 5, 2010
All of your computer parts look pretty good... Mainly if ur looking for gaming... I would focus on the graphics card... and sometimes the CPU... (but I don't think any games would need over an 3GHz Processor to run) it all depends on your budget...

In my honest opinion... All of these parts are pretty good.. you will get good framerates with what you have there... even more so when you overclock...
For graphics... evga is a good choice... good customer service.. If I recall correctly they also cover overclocking damage in the warranty... (but not to ur motherboard keep that in mind....)

It could be a bit overkill... but it might be good in the long run since games are getting more intense and require more resources... you might be good in the long run if you go for high spec...

Now... for the motherboard... I'm not too sure about that... When I start building computers.. I start from the motherboard to the components... that way I know it all fits together and everything is compatable... so theres no need to be fumbling on compatability issues or compromises...but in general I always reccomend a asus motherboard... they are very good quality and top notch...

I'd say unless u'll be running more than one high requirement hardcore game directly from that computer.... ur set to go


May 29, 2006
The parts look good to me. As far as SWTOR goes, for comparison I was in last weekends beta and have been in two previous tests and my machine has run the game flawlessly with all settings maxed out on 1920x1080 resolution.

I am running a 1st gen Core i5 (yours is 2nd gen), a GTX460, 4Gb RAM on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, so the specs you have listed should breeze it. The only thing missing currently in the game that will effect graphics performance is AA as I believe it has been disabled in the game during the tests.

Remember, TOR has been in development for a few years now and graphics have progressed quite a bit since then, whereas the game itself hasn't. It currently only supports DX9 for example.
Aug 5, 2007
That's a good build you have going there.:)
About all I can add is that you might want to do a bit of price-checking
before you make your purchase to save some money. Personally, I have
found places like BestBuy aren't as competitive as Newegg or
Jul 5, 2010
I'm looking at ur motherboard and everything seems to line up properly...

however... I'm looking at some of your selections and... they can't tell me much... due to the fact that best buy's products are for the average person and not someone who goes more in depth or is a savy computer guy... Because of this... some of their product descriptions are limited and you might find less variety in their products. But, this isn't to say that you shouldn't buy from them.. I think that they have good prices... I compared with Newegg and Bestbuy actually sells for 10$ cheaper good deal...
If you want to buy something small and quick Bestbuy is the way to go... however... if you are looking to build a whole new computer with a large selection of items and products. I would go with a site or store that deals specifically with computers...

Anyways... I was able to match up all the hardware compatablilty with the motherboard except for the memory... your page didn't give me the description on the memory standard for the RAM... But assuming that motherboards for the most part support a good range of compatability for that certain type of RAM. (IE: DDR1, DDR2, or DDR3)

Also keep in mind that... your graphics card requires extra power... (obtained via 2x 6pin power connectors on your power supply)

All in all... your selection is very nice... Everything fits fine...


EDIT: IMPORTANT!!!!! After Triplechecking your specifications... there might be a problem with your powersupply...

It seems like your powersupply supports 600W.. your graphics card alone requires 500W This may pose a problem when you starting using your computer for more intense processes... (IE: gaming) (or Worst case: your computer doesn't even start at all.....) because of that... Your CPU or GPU alltogether might require more power than your powersupply can give.... If that happens.. your computer might automatically shut down or start acting in a weird manner....

I reccomend getting a higher Watt Powersupply.. Even more so when you are overclocking!!! If you ever intend to overclock... your computer hardware will take more power.

With that being said... I reccomend a 750W powersupply or maybe even 800W.
Oct 8, 2011
Also, the Radeon HD 6950 is better than the 560 Ti in every way, and its within a similar price range. Look it up. :)
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