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Is this a Good Budget Gaming PC?

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March 26, 2012 12:53:28 AM

Hi, I am looking to make a good budget gaming PC.
I want it to be upgradeable (Ivy Bridge, PCI 3.0)
Will this build do the trick? If their is something wrong, what should I do?

Specs:
Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX Double D HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON Internal 24x DVD-Writer Black SATA Model iHAS324-99

Thanks!

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March 26, 2012 1:17:03 AM

It is a great build. One thing though; I recommend you consider Crucial Ballistix sport 8gb (2x4gb) 1333 MHz RAM. It has a lower failure rate and is around the same price.
March 26, 2012 1:38:40 AM

I'd recommend a quad core (check out the i5-2310 or 2320) to make sure that you can keep the pace with upcoming games and that your GPU doesn't get bottlenecked.

If you can wait, Ivy Bridge is coming out in like 2 months, and they'll bring the Sandy Bridge prices down. Maybe then you could afford a nice i5-2500k. If you have to buy the new build now, you're more futureproof and thus you end up wasting less money in the long run by getting a quad core rather than a dual core.
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March 26, 2012 1:43:01 AM

SB is not going to drop in price.
March 26, 2012 1:57:46 AM

Dear lord in heaven change the PSU. Rosewills have a terrible failure rate. NEVER CHEAP OUT ON YOUR PSU! Just do not do it. It has to be the MOST important piece of hardware in your machine. If it fails it can take almost everything down with it.
March 26, 2012 1:58:43 AM

^+1, especially the Xtreme series. The Xtreme should mean xtreme-ly high failure rate. :p 
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March 26, 2012 2:19:54 AM

try a corsair. im thinking 500w or more.
March 26, 2012 2:23:31 AM

Great suggestion by highpcbuildr9934. A 500W Corsair Builder series PSU will be fine for one 6850.
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