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Help with my $850 build!

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May 24, 2012 1:13:08 AM

I'm first time builder and wanted to build a computer mainly for gaming (eg. diablo 3, tf2, skyrim) I want to be able to run games on high quality with smooth gameplay.

Approximate Purchase Date: Late June of 2012

Budget Range: 700-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Just gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com (i live in hawaii, so I'm trying to take advantage of free shipping)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I heard good things about intel for gaming. So i'm going for intel cpu with 22-24'' monitor. I don't know too much about mobo brands.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920-by-1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I tried to pick out all my parts . This is my first time, so I don't know if things are compatible with each other, so please take a look and kindly tell me what's wrong and what's good. Thank you all!!!! I really appreciate it. And also suggest or recommend any parts too if you see the need for it :) 

These are all from amazon:

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2 ($62)

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack ($96)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333MHz DIMM PC3-10666 Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL ($48)

ASRock H61M/U3S3 Intel H61 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard ($66)

Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX ($79)

Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case ($49)

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor ($189)

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1561-AR ($229)

Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 Version C (Black) ($22)

Total: $847

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May 24, 2012 1:20:43 AM

Try one of the recommended builds from my signature.
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May 24, 2012 1:21:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.48 @ Amazon)
Total: $990.26
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-23 21:21 EDT-0400)
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June 13, 2012 9:48:16 PM

I'm not completely sure about this, but I don't think Windows 7 SP! has the actual Windows 7. I think it is just the service pack
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June 14, 2012 1:47:01 AM

New generation board (PCI-E 3.0, front 3.0 USB header), nice case with front 3.0 USB ports, and an Ivy Bridge cpu.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006TVQTHW $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 - $34.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B550-SA 550W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $116.98 save: $10.00
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $623.92 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JCNOZK/ref=pd_lpo_... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G

or...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004L01QVM/ref=pd_lpo_... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)
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June 19, 2012 8:23:03 PM

^The PSU is sold out, and is the total for up to the graphics cards or the entire build?
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