First Build. Help/critique

Hey guys. I have been looking at building a computer lately. I don't really know much, but have been browsing this site for a few weeks. This is what I have come up with so far. Is it compatible. Are there better products at similar price range?

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few weeks (Are there better products slated to come out in very near future that would make it worth waiting?)

Budget Range: Around 600 after rebates (can go up a little bit if it will drastically increase performance)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Diablo 3, WOW, BF3), browsing the internet, movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse (OS is included in budget)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have a Microcenter within driving distance. But I am open to whichever reputable sites offer the best deals

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: doesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe? Ive gotten the impression it isn't possible at this price range and don't really know how to do it

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure

Monitor Resolution: Im planning on just starting by using my 37 inch LCD 720P TV. Once I get some extra money, I will buy a monitor. Any recommendations


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

These are just the parts I have come up with based on other people's builds. Like I said, I don't know much so any recommendations would be appreciated.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 $125

Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $45

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $47

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST3750525AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $80

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 11201-00-20G) $130

Case: Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $40

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-I3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply $30

Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $18

Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99

Total: 624.91
Shipping: 15.29
Mail in Rebates : $25

Grand Total $605.21
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  1. Everything looks fine except the power supply, DO NOT buy that power supply.
    Get something that is at leas 80 PLUS rated such as this one:
  2. Best answer
    for your usage, id get a pc and power cooling mk3 400w.

    sounds good otherwise. go to the microcenter store and check out their combo deals. they always have killer deals
  3. Best answer selected by hallo23.
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