New Build idea, problems?

Hey guys!

I have been thinking about building a new computer for a while since my current computer is like 8 years old. I wanted to ask you if there were any obvious or preferably not obvious problems that might occur with this set up that i put together. I have been trying to stay under 600$ and I want an intel processor, although if someone made a really good argument for amd i may be swayed.

Heres a picure,


Thanks!
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  1. I forgot to mention, I plan on using this for light gaming, like just cause on decent settings, watching and editing hd video, photoshop, and web browsing.

    The ssd at the end i intend to use for my os and i want to use the hhd to put all my media on.
  2. here is the pc picker link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/efyz
    I changed a few parts around, upgrading the psu and graphics card, and dropping the ssd


    I plan on buying the parts from new egg and amazon so i get a pretty good price
  3. doitup said:
    here is the pc picker link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/efyz
    I changed a few parts around, upgrading the psu and graphics card, and dropping the ssd


    I plan on buying the parts from new egg and amazon so i get a pretty good price


    I looked at the system using your posted partpicker link, but the SSD is still listed and so it a HD 6670 GPU

    you definitly need to drop the SSD (it's too small to be of good use other than booting) and get a better GPU

    I suggest a HD 7770 or GTX 560se as the bare minimum for Gaming at 1080p
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150598
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130770

    do you live near a Microcenter?
  4. I do! thank you very much for your help. Ive actually changed my build a lot. What i really want but probably cant afford is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/epQz
    My more realistic idea is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/epL1

    I thought that an ssd boot drive would be pretty great but is the money definitely better used towards a better gpu?
    I actually really like the MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 though but would i have to upgrade to an ivy bridge to be able to use the pci x16 3.0 functionality on my motherboard?
  5. doitup said:

    I thought that an ssd boot drive would be pretty great but is the money definitely better used towards a better gpu?

    definitely

    Quote:
    I actually really like the MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 though but would i have to upgrade to an ivy bridge to be able to use the pci x16 3.0 functionality on my motherboard?

    yes, Ivy = 3.0, but 3.0 is backwards compatible and the HD 7770 won't use the extra 3.0 bandwidth anyway. it will work just fine.
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