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First Time Builder w/ $600 Please help

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August 11, 2012 5:04:37 PM

First time builder. building it to play GW2 and 2-3 years of current games with only minor upgrades (CPU/RAM)

I'm wondering if I'm missing something. Are my components compatable? Are there compromises I can make without sacrificing too much performance? Or better options available? I really want to buy in the next few days.

So here goes

i3-2100 $90 after mir expires 08/11 [...] CatId=6983

GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H $75 [...] 6813128555

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w $50 after MIR

XFX HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $175 A/ MIR [...] 6814150561

G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x 4gb 1600 $43

Cheap Optic Drive $17 [...] 6827151255

Can't decide on a case, but it needs to be <50, less is better. I have one I can salvage but I think it's a ATX mico. It was in an E-michine BE-2350.

Salvaging a 320gb SATA HDD from previous machine, but would like to add 500gb HDD

Windows 7 home premium oem $90 Amazon
can I get it for less?

Thx for any help.

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August 11, 2012 7:27:43 PM

Looks OK, 700W is overkill though, 500W would be plenty.

Some good cheap cases include the Coolermaster Elite 430/431 and Antec One/100
August 11, 2012 9:20:54 PM

Thx for the advice on the cases, i'll certainly check them out. I chose that 700 watt because it was as expensive as most 500 watt, 80+ and modular. Will the overkill o the Psu cause problems?
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August 11, 2012 9:45:18 PM

No not really, might be a bit bigger and louder and have way more cables than you really need but it won't cause any damage or anything.
August 12, 2012 2:39:54 AM

Best answer selected by ctctreno.