New Gaming PC Build Need Advice (BF3)

I am building a $600 gaming PC. I do not need a hard drive, OS, DVD drive. I have researched parts for a week. I need advice. If there's anything I should change and are the parts compatible.

CPU and Motherboard: i5-2400 with ASUS P8H67-M LX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.638743

GPU: Radeon HD 5850
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=199805&CatId=3669

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaw 4gb (2x2gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

PSU: Antec 550w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912
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  1. Please list the part names so we don't have to get carpal tunnel doing the newegg clickfest. :)

    PSU - These are a bit better than the Antecs listed
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

    Antec 9.0 Performance Rating http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=110

    XFX 9.5 performance rating http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story9&reid=216

    case - $70 Antec 300 Illusion
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    Please list the part names so we don't have to get carpal tunnel doing the newegg clickfest. :)

    PSU - These are a bit better than the Antecs listed
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

    Antec 9.0 Performance Rating http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=110

    XFX 9.5 performance rating http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story9&reid=216

    case - $70 Antec 300 Illusion
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066


    I don't like mail-in rebates and is the 300 better than the lancool?
  3. For the motherboard and processor i'd go for a P8P67 or (if available) a P8Z67 Series motherboard in combination with a K series i5 core processor like 2500K.

    P and Z series are unlocked which allows great overclocking potential on K type (also unlocked) processors. H allows use of the built in grapics adapter in the K series core processor, P allows overclocking without support for the graphics and Z allows both + SSD caching for your HDD.
  4. The 912 has very poor airflow. Antec 300 is a far superior choice. The only limitation is that it's restricted to 11" graphics cards.

    What roald didn't mention is that the P67 or Z68 boards combined with a 2500k will cost you an additional $100. If overclocking is something you want to put money in then I would definitely recommend it. If not, the 2400 with an H67 combo will get you more bang for your buck.

    550W is way more than what you need for a cheap budget build that you don't plan on upgrading. I'm not fluent in PSU brand qualities so I don't want to make any recommendations to a particular model. Look for a 400 - 450W PSU in the $50 range. Personally I'm running an OCZ StealthXStream PSU. It's so quiet that you have to press your ears up against the fan to hear it whirl and it sports a respectable 83% efficiency at full load.
  5. zkevwlu said:
    The 912 has very poor airflow. Antec 300 is a far superior choice. The only limitation is that it's restricted to 11" graphics cards.

    What roald didn't mention is that the P67 or Z68 boards combined with a 2500k will cost you an additional $100. If overclocking is something you want to put money in then I would definitely recommend it. If not, the 2400 with an H67 combo will get you more bang for your buck.

    550W is way more than what you need for a cheap budget build that you don't plan on upgrading. I'm not fluent in PSU brand qualities so I don't want to make any recommendations to a particular model. Look for a 400 - 450W PSU in the $50 range. Personally I'm running an OCZ StealthXStream PSU. It's so quiet that you have to press your ears up against the fan to hear it whirl and it sports a respectable 83% efficiency at full load.


    Yes I know it does but it's on sale for $50 and I am going to buy a 200mm fan and some 120mm fans.
  6. Will this support BF3.
  7. System specs arent out yet for BF3, but this can play bad company 2 on High settings
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