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$600 budget build, buying around Christmas . How does everything look?

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November 1, 2012 3:36:59 AM

How is this looking, Mobo/psu and everything?
CPU Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core $119.99
Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 $69.99
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $25.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.99
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB $109.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.49
Power Supply Corsair 430W ATX12V $34.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $91.99
Total:$562.42

I'm playing games like WoW, Dayz, D3. I might maybe stream, maybe. I already have a dvd drive and I was told to get Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 because Windows 8 has some bugs with a few games. By Christmas time should I just get windows 8? Is the PSU sufficient enough and how is my MOBO looking? By the way, any good looking cases that are equalivent/ a little more/ less than the value of the HAF 912 that look good and have great airflow/space?
Resolution: 1365x768 or something like that. Will plan on upgrading monitor/ other parts in future of needed. So I guess the overlying question is: Is this a solid build? As you can see I have a little extra lee-way money wise, so I can buy more expensive parts if needed but would like to keep the price as low as possible. I live in Anchorage Alaska BTW, NO MICROCENTERS AROUND ME.
November 1, 2012 3:44:11 AM

The Viper memory is out of stock, get this memory instead. It's got CAS 8 which is a nice feature as well. It's usually $50 but is on sale for $35. Pick it up now, the deal might not even last 'till next week.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This power supply beats the Corsair in wattage, efficiency, and build quality, and is only $5 more. Incredible deal. Plus, it's 650W, which will make it fairly future-proof-ish. Buy this now, as it won't get any lower, and that's most likely including black Friday.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're not overclocking or using an SSD, you might as well go with a B75 motherboard. You'll save money, and still have SATA 6.0GB/s and USB 3.0. Here's one on sale for $55 made by MSI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks fine. The savings on the B75 motherboard, which will be sufficient for you, will let you get the other better stuff and still pay the same amount.

Good luck on your build!
November 1, 2012 5:05:57 AM

Looks pretty good.
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November 1, 2012 6:39:54 AM

pretty damn good budget build.
November 2, 2012 3:16:37 AM

So I do need a better PSU? Will an Antec 500watt be fine?
November 2, 2012 3:16:39 AM

Feedback is really appreciated. Thanks for replies!
November 2, 2012 3:20:50 AM

sonicers said:

This power supply beats the Corsair in wattage, efficiency, and build quality, and is only $5 more. Incredible deal. Plus, it's 650W, which will make it fairly future-proof-ish. Buy this now, as it won't get any lower, and that's most likely including black Friday.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


500W would be fine, but this is a really good power supply you can get right now for only $40. You might as well get it in case you upgrade in the future, and it's really the best power supply under $50. If you want to save the extra money, the Antec VP-450 would be a good choice. It's about the same price as the CX 430 at NCIX US.There's no point in getting the Antec Neo Eco 520W when the EA-650 is better in almost everything, and is cheaper.
November 2, 2012 3:23:16 AM

Oh okay, didn't see the rebate on that PSU till now, thanks!
November 2, 2012 7:00:45 AM

Looks pretty good.
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