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November 29, 2011 9:18:32 PM

I'm putting together a new computer. I want it to be beefy enough for moderate to above moderate use, smooth Photoshop performance and maybe light gaming. Looking to stay around/under $600. Also, a focus on future expansion and upgrade. I'm looking for value for price and that the components will play well together. This should be EVERYTHING that I need right?
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with
Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top ...
Item #: N82E16811147060
Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor
Item #: N82E16824009256
MSI N520GT-MD1GD3/LP GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127583
Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified,
Single 12V Rail,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, ...
Item #: N82E16817182191
Logitech LX 310 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop Laser
Item #: N82E16823126210
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
ASRock H61ICAFE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157246
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077

I liked that the motherboard had four memory slots and usb3.0 but I read that the motherboard may take single sided memory only or needs single sided memory if you use all 4 sticks... or something. Not really sure what that means.

Then for the sake of cooling, I threw on these extras:
COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 pack
Item #: N82E16835103022
Rosewill RCX-Z200 92mm Ball CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835200029

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a c 436 V Motherboard
November 29, 2011 9:40:45 PM

Forget the rosewill ps and purchase this combo instead: It's only $42 after rebate and has 40 amps on a single 12v rail, enough for your system unless you want to overclock. The rebate offer is for today only.
November 30, 2011 1:31:55 AM

That looks great but it doesn't appear to be in stock. Bummer. Thanks for the tip though.

Did the rest of the components look ok?

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a c 436 V Motherboard
November 30, 2011 10:55:55 AM

I still recommend you skip the rosewill ps and get this: If you can't afford it now, newegg should offer it on special sooner or later as a shellshocker deal or email promo. I would register for their email promos if you haven't yet. The 500w version would also be plenty for your system, or the 520w neo series.
a c 436 V Motherboard
November 30, 2011 10:57:18 AM

The one I tried to link is on that list, the 650 earthwatts.
December 10, 2011 2:23:04 AM

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