Compatibility/Advice for Budget Gaming


This is my first pc build and would really appreciate if someone could give me advice on whether I have made the right choices. The computer will mainly be used for gaming (Diablo 3, Call of Duty) My main question are:

Will this build be compatible / are there any problems I may run into while setting thing machine up or running it?

Is this setup easily upgradeable in the future?

Are there any changes you would make (either a part that is much better and would only a bit more or a part which is interchangeable and would cost less

MOBO: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU : Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...

GRAPHICS: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G

HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive THinking about upgrading to 1tb

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

The combined cost is around $720
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  1. Oh and thank you in advance for your time and advice. Very appreciated
  2. Biostar is absolute GARBAGE, THEY DIDN'T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO SPELL CHECK IN THE BIOS, so how much time did they take Engineering the board 0 %. stay far away from this brand.

    aside from that its not that bad. Can u fit in a 60 gb ssd (Mushkin Chronos)

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    the Intel Core i5-2310 is the same price i would get this one
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    Yep, go for Asrock - and get the i5-2400 for Pete's sake, it's $10 more for 200-300 more MHz. Not to mention the $10 off promo code.
  4. Oh thanks s much for the suggestions guys. I cannot believe I overlooked the i5-2400! a big difference for only 10 bucks there. As for the Asrock vs Biostar I will just take your guys word on it and pick up the Asrock. Thanks again!
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