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Building a PC is this configuration good?

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September 19, 2012 5:25:31 PM

CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS7000C-AlCu Ball Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case
Optical Drive Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer
PSU OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply



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September 19, 2012 5:41:51 PM

I'm going to say not really. An aftermarket fan is a waste of money on an i3-2120, since it can't be overclocked. Thermaltake cases are very hit or miss, and I hate B75. Go with H77 instead, you get more long term expansion.

What's your budget? I can suggest a build if I knew that.
September 19, 2012 5:48:05 PM

$1000 budget at the most preferably $800
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September 19, 2012 6:27:02 PM

You can get a way better system for $800 not including OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($195.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $856.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-19 14:26 EDT-0400)
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