Buidling a MicroATX rig... Any suggestions?

Approximate Purchase Date: This November/December.
Budget range:- RM3500 (approximately USD1100)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Lots of Gaming, web surfing, work (internet,office 2010...)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Buying it in my local store.
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Not going to do it
SLI or CFX: I prefer single card setups.
Monitor: A lowly Sammy 18.5 inch widescreen LCD monitor (1366x768)... Planning to upgrade to Full HD monitor if I have the budget.
Additional comments: I'm going to reuse my HDD though since HDD prices are skyrocketing right now.
I was planning to build a microATX gaming rig and this is what I came up with:
Core i5 2400-RM614 (~USD 192)
Kingston 1x4GB Value RAM-RM85 (Should be fine right?) (~USD 27)
LiteOn 22x SATA DVD Writer-RM68 (~USD 21)
Leadtek GTX580 3GB DDR5-RM1652 (I know it's overkill for my current monitor) (~USD 517)
Intel DH67BL-RM308 (~USD 96)
Silverstone Sugo SG01B-RM349 (The case should fit in nicely right?) (~USD 109)
Corsair GS600 PSU-RM324 (I think it's enough) (~USD 101)
Total: RM3405 (~USD 1064)
Any comments are welcomed. :) BTW I am expecting my future rig to play today's games at max settings (if not high). :D
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  1. your build looks good, but if i had your budget i would get something like this:

    Intel Core i7-2600K- $320

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070


    GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3- $115

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495


    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$36

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $30

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


    ASUS 24X DVD Burner -$20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


    MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC $370

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582


    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W $80

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005


    this was just an example of what i would get with that budget, the gtx 570 is enough even for 1080p resolutions, and you would be getting one of the best cpus out there
  2. i forgot, total was $971, a bit cheaper
  3. megagabobe1 said:
    your build looks good, but if i had your budget i would get something like this:

    Intel Core i7-2600K- $320

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070


    GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3- $115

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495


    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$36

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $30

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


    ASUS 24X DVD Burner -$20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


    MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC $370

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582


    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W $80

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005


    this was just an example of what i would get with that budget, the gtx 570 is enough even for 1080p resolutions, and you would be getting one of the best cpus out there

    For gaming an i5 would be enough right?
    Some parts are not in Malaysia though... That's too bad.
    I don't I need a Z68 board anyway. Wasn't a 1333 Value should be enough?
    Ermmm Wasn't the case an ATX one? I would prefer a MicroATX case. :p
  4. sooyong94 said:
    For gaming an i5 would be enough right?
    Some parts are not in Malaysia though... That's too bad.
    I don't I need a Z68 board anyway. Wasn't a 1333 Value should be enough?
    Ermmm Wasn't the case an ATX one? I would prefer a MicroATX case. :p


    like i said, yours is fine you are going to max out everything, i just wanted to show what i would do with that budget XD max budget i have had is like $400-$500 haha
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