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Need help building $600 to $700 computer

Hi i'm building my first computer i know a fair ammount and i would like to know what you think of my choice of components, I am pretty sure about the processor, the power supply, the case, and the dvd rom. The hard drive is small i know, but i understand that right now they are very expensive and i plan on upgrading in the future. The mobo and the video card are where i get a little confused. so if you have any other suggestions, im open to any thoughts. the computer will be used mostly as a web browser, and media device, with occasional gaming, starcraft looks pretty fun, and some shooter games would be good too. Over kill is better so i dont have to limit video quality.

RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156237

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100328VXL Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102937

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128487

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231312

Seagate Barracuda ST3250312AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148699

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL/RSBS LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151236

The one other item is i plan on putting a blu ray writer in eventually, thanks for looking.
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  1. You can go with just 8GB RAM. The extra 8GB doesn't really buy you anything.
  2. Ok thanks for the input that will save me a few bucks.
  3. you don't need a p67 mb with an i3, an h67 would be enough. you can probably save yourself $20 or more.

    also spend your money on a better gpu instead of the overkill 16 gb of ram.

    you'd probably be better off with more than 250 gb on your harddrive even if its more expensive but I guess it works for now.

    I would suggest a 6870 for a gpu and 4-8 gb of ram. generally with a $700 build for gaming you'd want as much as you can squeeze out to get a gpu as you can.
  4. I agree. A 6870 w/1GB ram is the sweet spot for moderate gaming and general computer use.
  5. Do not get raidmax, please. They are very low quality, spend 10 bucks more for a haf 912 or antec 300.
  6. if possible get an asrock z68 extreme gen 3 board.
  7. Best answer selected by justintaylor99.
  8. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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