Need Advice on Budget PC Gaming.

hello all, first time poster here just making sure everything i picked out will work together, also do you guys think this build will play Diablo 3 at high? any recommendations? compatibility issues? please share!

Buget: about 600
overclocking: yes but later
use: moderate gaming(wow diablo 3)
parts needed: just tower

(sorry for just text based list couldn't figure out how to post shopping cart!)

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX


Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD

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  1. That all looks OK if you plan to overclock. If you don't I would get an Intel i3 based system. It would be about the same price and would outperform it in games.

    EDIT: The 450W model of that PSU would be fine for that build, might save you a bit of cash too.
  2. Awesome! thank you! I eventually want to play around with overclocking, so i think I'm going to stick with the 965, as for the power source the 550 it was only 14 dollars more then the 450. thank you for your reply. I called newegg earlier and they cant help with compatibility. i didn't want to order 600 dollars of stuff and not know if it would work.
  3. You shouldn't need the extra sata cable unless you plan on hooking up more than the HDD and the Optical. Your MB should come with at least 2 of them.
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