[Final] My First Budget Gaming Build

Alright, here it is, I've gotten everything picked out and all looks well. Total price for this baby is $622(before tax, about $650 after. Just an estimate). I'd appreciate some comments/feedback on how this build looks as this is my first one.

CPU/Processor: i5-2500k($220)
Heatsink/fan: COOLER MASTER 212+($28)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3($130+$7.87 shipping)
Power Supply: KINGWIN ABT-850MM 850W($80+$6 shipping)
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM($60)
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 @ 1600mhz($53 after tax+shipping, already bought it)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower($49 after tax+shipping, already bought it)
DVD/Optical Drive: Using the one I have in my current computer($0)

You'll notice there is no video card there, temporarily(until around Christmas or possibly earlier) I'll be using the i5-2500k's integrated 3000 HD graphics. It plays games at a decent framerate and will get the job done for a few months til I can afford a GTX 560ti. That's how I can afford such a well built computer for only $650! Comment on things that you'd suggest changing because aside from maybe the power supply not being bronze or higher everything seems perfect to me.
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  1. Anyone?
  2. Looks good to me. Just a sidenote: integrated graphics NEVER run games well. Period.
  3. Well I've seen it able to play Crysis 2 at 15ish FPS. I've been playing WoW @ 10 FPS on the lowest settings for 5 years, I'll be fine for a few months :]
  4. Yeah, the HD Graphics 3000 can pull out decent FPS from most modern games except Crysis 2 or BF3.
    Still, It'll deliver about 30FPS at 1366x768 in Crysis 2.
  5. I'd use a power supply from a company that doesnt get theirs assembled by blind monkeys [to save on lighting ]

    a big number like 850 watt means NOTHING since theres no standard way to measure these things .
    Corsair , antec , seasonic ,
    but not kingwin
  6. ^^

    A few more Companies : Enermax, LEPA, CM Silent Pro. (only that series)
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