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$600-660 Gaming pc, build critique and help.

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May 20, 2012 7:05:20 PM

Long time lurker here, needing advice for my 2nd build ever which is going to be for my brother. Our budget is a 600-660(700 if its worth it) on a pretty much pure gaming pc. He wont be playing at a very high res so this budget should be ample enough for him to play the latest games etc.

This is what i have so far, with alot of the parts/ideas coming from the $650 gaming pc this quarter. Looking for advice on pretty much any of the parts and whether or not it all works together really.

Cpu: Intel core i3 2120 Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Gpu: Sapphire radeon hd 6950 2gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PS: Diablotek Ul series 775w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Rosewill Challenger atx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G skill 4gb 2x2gb DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Drive: Asus 24x DvD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any and all help with blaring errors or possible changes is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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May 20, 2012 7:08:10 PM

Drop the Diablo PSU. It is bad quality. Try the XFX 550W PSU.
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May 20, 2012 10:59:37 PM

550 watt is enough but u need atleast another hundred watts for an sli build in the future
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May 20, 2012 11:04:04 PM

Well i have no plans to, and im not sure that mobo does either. Thanks i should be ordering tonight unless anyone has any glaring errors!
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May 20, 2012 11:53:25 PM

Looking at the sapphire website it says the card requires 2x 75w 6 pin pci express connectors
and the xfx says it has 1 6 pin, these are not compatible right?
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