Tips and Recommendations on my First Budget Gaming Build.

Hello guys, this is my first custom machine, and I am looking for some advice. You can view the machine here ~

Just looking for some guidance as this will be my first custom-built gaming machine. Any help is appreciated, and recommendations are my biggest concern. Also, if any of you have a decent knowledge of power supplies, is this a decent choice, or should I go for something else?

I would also love to know if you think this is a solid choice in terms of GPU and CPU.

Thank you so much for reading!
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    This is a good build but I gave you a cheaper ram and its still as good.
    I never used kingwin but its cheap and too low of a price for 650 watts,dont trust it.
    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($71.67 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $630.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-13 20:18 EST-0500)
  2. Your build is reasonable.
    A 7870 needs a 500w psu. 650w is a good idea, it allows a future graphics upgrade and will operate the psu more efficiently and quietly. A psu will consume only the power demanded of it, regardless of it's max capability.

    But.... kingwin is a tier 5(not recommended, replace asap) unit on this list:

    Do not go cheap on a psu. Look for Seasonic or such.
  3. Thanks you guys for the response. I could clearly see that it was too cheap to be true, thanks you. I will research into Seasonic and find something reliable. Also, thank you for the build TheTechGuyIn, I'll definitely check it out and look it over later.
  4. I will recommend AMD for a budget build
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