$800 build

hello, i am going to be getting this build for christmas and i need to know if all the parts are compatible and if you could tell me how good you think it will work that would be fantastic.( i will be using this build for games such as arma 2, minecraft, and a couple other games, maybe battlefield 3)

CPU:Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1464-KR GeForce GTX 560 SE (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130770
case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128539
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
optical drive:LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247
storage:Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AUDX 320GB IntelliPower 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236079
fan:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
power supply:COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060
headset:Logitech 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Headset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104638
keyboard:Rosewill RIKB-11002 Slim Keyboard with Low Profile Chiclet Keycap Design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201047
mouse:Microsoft 2CF-00002 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless 1000 dpi Mobile Mouse 1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105412
OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
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  1. Good looking build for the price, that is how i would have done it!! Good job if you have any questions message me or reply to this post.
  2. You can save the money on that Hyper 212 since you won't be OCing.
  3. but if i don't buy it wont the CPU get hot?
  4. my i3 2120 with a stock fan is fine with temps. 32c idle and 60c 100% load; i do have it slightly undervolted.
  5. Christmas is a long way away. You should check back at the start of December cause the prices you are lookin at now, including even the hardware thats available will change greatly.
  6. next year though i am going to upgrade the CPU and GPU so i'm still unsure if i should buy it now just so i wont have to later, and so i can keep the CPU always cool.
  7. vrumor said:
    Christmas is a long way away. You should check back at the start of December cause the prices you are lookin at now, including even the hardware thats available will change greatly.

    thats what i have heard but this is my first build so i am not sure how much, so i went with how much i can afford now expecting not that high price changes but could you recommend me a GPU (preferably Nvidia) and a CPU(preferably Intel) that would or have had pretty big price drops over the seasons.
  8. jack bond said:
    thats what i have heard but this is my first build so i am not sure how much, so i went with how much i can afford now expecting not that high price changes but could you recommend me a GPU (preferably Nvidia) and a CPU(preferably Intel) that would or have had pretty big price drops over the seasons.

    BLACK FRIDAY!
  9. Too much on peripherals, IMO, and I'd switch that PSU - Cooler Master makes really terrible PSUs according to other sites - try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    Also - really do not go H61 on a full desktop build as your expansion options will be incredibly limited. Go with something like this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128550

    The H77 will support newer hardware and will have more RAM expansion slots and more SATA ports and PCI slots.
  10. g-unit1111 said:
    Too much on peripherals, IMO, and I'd switch that PSU - Cooler Master makes really terrible PSUs according to other sites - try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840


    a hard drive for a PSU? now thats interesting . . .
    actually that psu got an ok by hardware secrets but a:
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W $59.99

    though i suspect between now and winter, there will be larger differences in the final build.
  11. ^ I lol'd.
  12. Anonymous said:
    a hard drive for a PSU? now thats interesting . . .
    actually that psu got an ok by hardware secrets but a:
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W $59.99

    though i suspect between now and winter, there will be larger differences in the final build.


    Oops! :lol:

    That was the one I was going to recommend, I must have copied the wrong link by mistake. :lol:
  13. Black Friday man is right. You will score some awesome deals on that day. Got 8 gigs of GSkill RAM 1600 Ripjaws for like $27 last Black Friday. Havent seen it anywhere neqar there since.
  14. thank you i chose the psu and motherboard you recommended.
  15. but i was wondering would you recommend this motherboard i have heard good things about the z77 motherboard do any of you happen to know information on these types of motherboards?
  16. Z77 is only useful on an i5-3570k.
  17. jack bond said:
    but i was wondering would you recommend this motherboard i have heard good things about the z77 motherboard do any of you happen to know information on these types of motherboards?


    Yes the Z77 only works with the newest i5 and i7 CPUs, there's new i3s in a couple of months supposedly.

    However for your budget if you need monitor, OS and peripherals getting a Z77/3570K combo will be out of the question.
  18. You need a BIOS flash/upgrade to use Z68 on an i5-3570k, BUT you need to have a CPU already that is SB.
  19. BIOSs for ivy bridge have been out for 4-5 months. i would think they would be flash at the factory already by now.
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