Need help on parts for first computer

I now have

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60

Power Supply: LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts ATX12V Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors. $25

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $50

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $227

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $155

Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM $23

I just need a video card and storage (hdd/sdd) and i have about 100-150 to spare so i can upgrade some things and im using this to play games do school work. Also if any of you know some good advice to tell my parents to buy this instead of a ready computer thanks.

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  1. What type of games do you intend to play? 100-150 isn't enough for a hard drive and good video card.
  2. should i get the HIS radeon hd 7770 icooler for 135 or the HIS radeon hd 7790 for 150 and i still need a good priced hdd
  3. John Simo said:
    should i get the HIS radeon hd 7770 icooler for 135 or the HIS radeon hd 7790 for 150 and i still need a good priced hdd


    The GPU is pretty low end as it is already, a decent drive is around 60 bucks. Kind of pointless to get an i5 and a low end GPU unless your going to upgrade sometime in near future.

    You're better going with an AMD build and a better GPU.
  4. First and most important (IMO) the Logisys PSU has got to go, you PSU is not where you want to skimp - everything working depends upon your PSU delivering clean power. I'll suggest working around these parts http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/TerJ - I kept most of your selections there
  5. If you could squeeze your budge just a tad, probably the best card you can get for your price range.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130914

    I got 3 of these, they arent smoking fast like the Black series or an SSD, but super reliable, havent had one fail yet.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
  6. This is more bang for your buck, better GPU, and still within your budget I believe.

    The build you came up with isn't a good option, sure you have a good processor, but your limited on GPU choice(GPU is more important for gaming).

    7870 through newegg should come with an awesome set of games for free with it too.

    If you're not going to overclock you can drop the heatsink I added and save 35 bucks.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($20.00 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $748.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 18:06 EDT-0400)
  7. I thought you said you already have the parts already and you only want the HDD&GPU within 150$ budget !!!
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