What do you guys think of this build?

What do you guys think of this build for a budget gaming rig? I have no plans for overclocking (yet), which is why I went with the i3, instead of a 960t.

My budget is 700$

Antec 300 Case (Already Ordered.) 45$

Intel Core i3 2120 130$

EVGA Z68 Micro ATX Sli (Already Ordered) 145$ (I went with this board so I could upgrade to an i7 in a couple years.)

2x XFX 9800gt in SLI (temporary until I get the card I want.) (already own - 60$)

Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 2x2GB 30$

Antec BP550 Plus 70$

Asus DVDrw 22$

500GB SATA III WD5000AAKX 90$

Windows 7 100$
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  1. Quote:
    EVGA Z68 Micro ATX Sli (Already Ordered) 145$ (I went with this board so I could upgrade to an i7 in a couple years.)


    I'd honestly try to exchange that if you can - EVGA has a great reputation for video cards but their motherboards are kind of a mixed bag.

    And I really hate using Micro ATX on a full desktop system because of lack of expansion options. This would be a better bet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    You should also try to up the RAM to 8GB - 4GB won't get you very far these days.

    And then get this for your PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    Otherwise everything looks good.
  2. g-unit1111 said:
    Quote:
    EVGA Z68 Micro ATX Sli (Already Ordered) 145$ (I went with this board so I could upgrade to an i7 in a couple years.)


    I'd honestly try to exchange that if you can - EVGA has a great reputation for video cards but their motherboards are kind of a mixed bag.

    And I really hate using Micro ATX on a full desktop system because of lack of expansion options. This would be a better bet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    You should also try to up the RAM to 8GB - 4GB won't get you very far these days.

    And then get this for your PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    Otherwise everything looks good.
    I might be able to cancel the MOBO, but I can't cancel the micro case(edit. Nvm. Forgot the antec 300 is a mid...)
  3. ArborGold said:
    I might be able to cancel the MOBO, but I can't cancel the micro case(edit. Nvm. Forgot the antec 300 is a mid...)


    I was going to say the Antec 300 should be a full mid-size ATX tower so you should be able to support that board easily.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    I was going to say the Antec 300 should be a full mid-size ATX tower so you should be able to support that board easily.
    Yeah, not sure why I confused the 300 as micro... But, I was able to cancel the MOBO; so it's no problem to get the Gigabyte instead. And I will get the Corsair in place of the Antec, also. Thanks for the help g-unit :)
  5. ArborGold said:
    Yeah, not sure why I confused the 300 as micro... But, I was able to cancel the MOBO; so it's no problem to get the Gigabyte instead. And I will get the Corsair in place of the Antec, also. Thanks for the help g-unit :)


    No problem. I'm pretty much a Gigabyte convert after how impressive my Z68 build turned out to be. I like EVGA for graphics cards no question (both of my systems now use their cards and they're all I will buy for NVIDIA) but most of their motherboard choices - especially their Z68, X79, and P67 offerings have been really questionable at best.
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