Budget gaming build $900

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months

Budget Range: Around 900 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor / Mouse / Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg / Amazon (open to other sites)

Country of Origin: US.

Parts Preferences: Intel (seems to be the way to go now) and Antec has never done me wrong.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Would like the pc to run games good for the next 2-3 years. Made a list as an outline but open to switching out some parts to save some money. Everything I think is compatible unless I'm missing something obvious.

Cpu : Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $209.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073)

MoBo : ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 $114.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279)

Gpu : GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 $250.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385)

Psu : Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W $100.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049)

Case : Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 $109.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097)

Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB $50.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428)

HD : HITACHI Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $70.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145533)

and 20 for random dvd drive..

Its about 920 total maybe a little less watching sales. Cant find much info on the mobo but its suggested on other topics and seems future proof for non sli/cf. Looking for ways to shave off a few bucks here and there. I like the case its nice and heavy duty and looks like they improved the cable management from the 900.

Am also a little iffy about the psu, was trying to find a different psu that has a combo with another item to save some $$.
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  1. You kinda overkilled the PSU. You only need 500w. It's pretty much all you need especially since you don't plan to OC.

    Get a Antec Earthwatts 500w.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035&Tpk=antec%20ea%20500w

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/11

    Guru3d overestimates the the watts since they use alot of high end things in their rig.

    1tb $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

    500gb $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

    All under $900.
  2. Switched the psu thanks for input.
    Didn't realize how little power this build would take according to psu calc,
  3. Yep. No problem. Good luck!
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