600-750$ Gaming rig - Suggestions/Advice PLEASE

I'm building a PC for predominantly gaming. Specifically Diablo3/WoW/and some other titles....the option to play more demanding titles would be nice but not really necessary.


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

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

-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

-Radeon HD7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

-Cooler Master 430 elite Case

-ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk

-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80


This is what I have so far, is this build compatible???? Any advice/changes/tips would be much appreciated.


(If theres a better case for a decent price that fits this build better im open to that as well.)


Thankyou!!
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  1. If you are going to play WoW specifically, DO NOT BUY AN AMD VIDEO CARD. I could link you a ton of benchmarks showing this, but rather take the word of a 7 year wow veteran who has owned both brands : )

    Go with a 560ti 448 core, 250.00 after rebates:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
  2. I was considering playing a little WoW on it but not for sure. Diablo 3 is my main game, and I would like something to handle more demanding games as well.
  3. Is what I posted compatible and a good combination?
  4. it is a fine build. very smart rly. did u use combos?
  5. Unfortunately no. Should I upgrade to an i5-2400? Its only about 50 bucks more.
  6. what was the final price of what u have?
  7. About 750 with an i5-2400 instead of the i3. Hopefully it's fully compatible, i'm very new to pc builds.
  8. give me a sec
  9. 1

    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146075
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    $39.99
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    If you wait there are other 7850 for a bit less that are out of stock----------------------

    XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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    ------------------this should be ok, I am not sure how far you could OC tho--------------------- (I like the one you picked out to be safe)

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139027
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    -$10.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


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    $59.99
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231308
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    $39.99
    1

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    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148767
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    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
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    -$5.00 Instant
    -$13.00 Combo


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    $84.98
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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$25.00 Instant
    -$18.00 Combo


    $334.98
    $291.98
    Subtotal: $756.9
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