850 total gaming budget

Approximate Purchase Date: possibly a month


Budget Range: max 850 before rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, general computer usage

Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution:1920X1080

Additional Comments: Friend wants me to help him build a computer.

What I have so far

Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051

Rosewill RKM-800RF 2.4 GHz Cordless Slim Keyboard and Mouse Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201035

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

MSI PH61A-P35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130609&Tpk=msi%20ph61a-p35

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233

$845, last $5 would be spent on random cables.
Any suggestions/revisions
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  1. Only thing I would change is the wireless card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320074
    Besides that I wouldn't use that case, instead go for this case instead.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    Lastly I would get this better motherboard for only a bit more.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616
    Looks like you did some research and actually came up with a good build, congrats.
  2. Ok thanks for the suggestions.
  3. Opps, one more thing I missed. Your GPU takes two PCI-E and that PSU has one I would get this.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016
  4. Perhaps you could take into consideration the chances that your friend will want to upgrade the system in the future. Especially with the way games are improving these days! Sometimes spending the bit more cash at the start can save a lot of money later!

    If this was my build i would opt for a motherboard that supports Xfire and a more powerful PSU. This way if i ever found my system struggling with graphic intensive applications like games, i could add another graphics card with no trouble!
    The Xfire scaling for HD6870s is very nice!

    Your build seems reasonable though!
    Good luck! :)
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