New build. Any input appreciated. Thanks a lot!

With it being tax season I've decided to build a new semi-budget rig. I have a few of the things I already need such as the psu, sata cables & optical drives, monitor & mouse/kb, and cpu cooler.

Planning to jump ship from AMD to Intel and going with this as far as I know:

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

CPU: i3-2120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

SSD: Crucial 64GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

GPU & Ram: Sapphire 6870 & Corsair Vengence 8gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.808148

All together this comes out to 650.50 which is about 50.50 more than I wanted to spend but I think I can settle on this

UNLESS

Any of you warriors have input on maybe changing any of the parts to lower models such as the mobo or slower ram. Thanks a lot again!
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  1. If it were me, I'd drop the ssd and get the i5 2500k and a better motherboard.
  2. jeremyp1979 said:
    If it were me, I'd drop the ssd and get the i5 2500k and a better motherboard.


    A better motherboard such as?

    And, where will I put my data. Need a new drive and not really excited about prices on platters.

    Also, trying to keep it close to or under 650$
  3. My bad, figured with the other stuff you were bringing over, a HDD would be included.
    Personally, I stick to asus motherboards exclusively, though they are more expensive than most brands, they just work. In ~10 years building 2-3 systems a year for family/ friends, I've not had one fail.

    Now, there are much cheaper motherboards out there Gigabyte is a very reputable mobo brand, as well as MSI.

    If you live near a microcenter, you can get the intel processors and motherboards at a really nice discount right now, if you buy it in the store. If you don't, with the exception of having next to no storage(windows 7 and 1 or MAYBE 2 games will fill that ssd), the system looks pretty good. I would even consider getting a HHD in lieu of the SSD, just for more space.
  4. jeremyp1979 said:
    My bad, figured with the other stuff you were bringing over, a HDD would be included.
    Personally, I stick to asus motherboards exclusively, though they are more expensive than most brands, they just work. In ~10 years building 2-3 systems a year for family/ friends, I've not had one fail.

    Now, there are much cheaper motherboards out there Gigabyte is a very reputable mobo brand, as well as MSI.

    If you live near a microcenter, you can get the intel processors and motherboards at a really nice discount right now, if you buy it in the store. If you don't, with the exception of having next to no storage(windows 7 and 1 or MAYBE 2 games will fill that ssd), the system looks pretty good. I would even consider getting a HHD in lieu of the SSD, just for more space.


    Thanks for the tips! Unfortunately there isn't a microcenter within 200 miles of where I live or so. I have used asus boards in the past and haven't had any major problems with them aside from a temperature sensor being off by about 200c haha. I'll look around. Thanks again!
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