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Compatible / Quality Parts?

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May 4, 2011 4:30:37 AM

Hey all, this is my first post here on Tom's... signed up because it had the biggest/best forum community (as well as a good website in itself)

Anyway, here are the parts I'm considering... (<900$ Budget Gaming PC)

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
Cooling Fan: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan
Motherboard: GigaByte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) Corsair DDR3/1600MHz
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card
PSU: 700 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium

All these parts (Plus shipping + tax) come out to about $880
I based all my decisions based on reviews/opinions, not at all based on experience.

My questions for you fine folks are:

1) Is this a good build overall? Obviously not super high quality, but for semi-hardcore gaming. I primarily play SC2, TF2, Portal (have yet to get 2), League of Legends, Bloodline Champions. I'm a computer hardware noob, so sorry if this sounds stupid. :) 
2) Are the parts compatible/reliable? Are the companies reliable? Any red flags?

May 4, 2011 4:35:06 AM

XtremeGear power supplies are total crap, make sure you get a name brand unit from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX, or OCZ.
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May 4, 2011 5:09:08 AM

The HD 5850 is a better standalone card at $139.00 it does consume more power and gets hotter, just another reason to get a better PSU.
May 4, 2011 5:15:22 AM

^ OP is buying from iBuyPower or CyberPower, though I disagree with that, the build actually looks like a DECENT deal for all of it put together.
May 4, 2011 5:19:32 AM

Ok, switched the PSU to a 650 Watts - Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus
Still considering different Video Card options for 650 PSU