This is my core i5 configyration. Any comments/ recommendations?

So this is my system that i have been configuring. After the MIR's it comes to $714.92 - not including shipping and monitor
Any comments or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. By the way my max spending amount is around $850 including monitor and shipping

So it has
:Core i5 - 750
:ASRock P55 Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
: Gts 250 (asus)
:Zephyr 650 watt psu
:G. Skill 4Gb or ram DDR3 1600
:Western Digital 500GB 7200rpm Sata Hard Drive
:Lg DVD burner
: Apevia x-dreamer3 - BK Case

(not in above order)

I want this to be a moderate to high level gaming system
Overclocking is an option
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  1. Best answer
    MoBo - Recommend on of the Asus 1156 boards w/ USB 3 and SATA III

    PSU _ recommend a better quality unit, this list (use 2nd one entitled "Recommended List", Editor's Choice would likely be budget killer) a good start

    Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):


    Memory - CAS 7

    Case - Antec Illusion, 600 or 902....equivalents by Collermaster (i.e HAF 922)
  2. Thanks, I like the psu i went with
    The ram just seems like it is too expensive
    i am on a very tight budget but thanks for the recommendations
  3. Does anyone have any recommendations for a mobo around $100-130 - full Atx please
  4. My other question is whether the stock core i5 heatsink and fan is any good or is suitable for some minor overclocking

    btw i found a mobo
    it is a biostar tp55
  5. Best answer selected by kingofsales.
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