New PC Build for gamin, opinions needed!

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Visceral_Teej

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Hey, I'm building a new PC and the main purpose is for gaming. I want to be able to run graphically advanced games such as Battlefield 3 on maximum settings etc, and I'd just like some opinions in the current build I'm going for.

nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
ASRock Z68 Pro3 2nd Generation
Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Processor Cooler
8GB RAM 1600 MHz DDR3

Also, someone mentioned that a 1GB 560 Ti might not cut it at high resolution, is this true?

And how important is Anti Aliasing?
 

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

A few thoughts / opinions from me:

I would look for a Gigabyte or possibly Asus motherboard personally, they tend to be better quality in my experience.

Are you planning to overclock? If not, dont waste money on an aftermarket CPU cooler, they really aren't needed if you set the system up nicely.

What case are you going to be using?

What powersupply? This is very important and probably the most overlooked component in a PC, especially a gaming machine.

I ran the BF3 Beta fine at 1920x1080 on a single GTX 460 with decent graphics settings (not maxed but above mid range).
 

Visceral_Teej

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Are the gigabyte/asus motherboards much better? I'm trying not to spend too much money on this. Also, what advantages are there to using an Asus or Gigabyte.
Yes, I plan to overclock it.
Power Supply: Either a Corsair 650W Enthusiast or Professional
 
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I would recommend a Gigabyte Z68 XP UD4. Awesome board, 2 PCIE lanes, low temps, great value, awesome warranty, etc.
 
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intel core i5 is a beast, I used it on my own rig recently..great setup - good luck :)
 
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