How's this for a Mid-Range $900 gaming rig?

Get 2x4GB not 4x2GB.
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  1. Hey

    First time building a PC. I'm looking to run new games (BF3, CoD:BO2 etc) at a decent framerate and occasional video editing. My current PC's over 4 years old now and I finally got some $$$ to blow, so...yeah. I'm hoping that the new rig will last me for about 3 years.

    Budget: $950 (trying not to push it to 1k, but I hope it doesn't come to that)
    Parts Buying: Entire rig, except for mouse/keyboard/speakers and OS

    Casing: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
    Mobo: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
    Optical Drive: ASUS 24X 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 DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    GPU: SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version
    Monitor: SAMSUNG B300 Series S20B300B Black 20" 5ms GTG Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR Mega 8 (1000:1)

    Current Total: $1004 (no rebate)

    I live in India, so buying from newegg will cost me a ton more thanks to shipping. While I can buy most of these locally, I used flipkart as a database for searching what's available on the market since the site offers quite possibly the most accurate version of what vendors have.

    Feel free to suggest alternatives though ;) !

    Once again, I have to reemphasize that I'm a complete noob, so... ^^"

  2. Thanks for the tip :) ! Edited it with updated RAM info and link in the post.
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  4. The Pro4 doesn't have the issue that the Z77 Extreme4 does.
  5. Based on what I read about that motherboard, I'm worried if the thin form of that board might make it a bit flimsy. I'm not going to be overclocking anything, but still, is it safe?

    Also, advice on PSU and overall compatibility please...
  6. Nice. Info updated.

  7. <---- Check my post out on this thread.
  8. Updated with suggestions and made a note in the original post.

    As you can see, it's going over 1k... any place where I can cheap out on?
  9. *bumpity bump*
  10. Considering its 1k with a monitor, I'd say its a pretty decent build. I doubt you can cheap out without losing performance.
  11. I'm thinking about buying the casing/cabinet from a local store because they cost only about 1/4th the price of a branded one like Antec or Corsair.

    But considering I'll be keeping this PC for another 4 years, I guess I should look at it more long-term and just plunge.

    i dunno lol
  12. actually I suggest just go and buy it, at 1k$ with a monitor is pretty decent
  13. Alright then. Going with it as is.

    Thanks everyone :) !
  14. Best answer selected by trzr23.
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