Budget Gaming Build for Brother (~$600)

Hi,
I have a brother wanting to get a budget gaming PC.
Unfortunately, he needs almost everything sans a keyboard and mouse.
I'm budgeting $250 for a 24inch 1080p monitor and Windows 7 64bit

Which leaves me approximately $600 to spend on the PC components
I want to stay with quality and proven components, most of the purchases will be from New Egg with the exception of Microcenter CPU
This will be used for Gaming, internet browsing, and maybe some Photoshop down the line.
He will be gaming at 1920x1080.

I went slightly over budget to upgrade to the I5 3450 from the I3-3220 for an extra $30 because i thought that was the most bang for the buck performance wise that 30 bucks could get me, do you agree?
Anway, below is my build, thoughts please?

CPU 1) Intel I5 3450 $140 @ Microcenter Intel I3-3220 = $110 @ MicroCenter
MB 2) AsRock B75 = ~$60 @ New Egg
Cooler 3) NONE, Intel included
Video Card 4) Radeon 7850 = ~180.00 @ New Egg
Hard Drive 5) 1TB Seagate Barracuda: ~$90 @ New Egg
RAM 6) GSkill RipJaws 8gb = ~$40 @ New Egg
Case 7) RoseWill Challenger: ~$40 @ New Egg
Power Supply 8) RoseWill 550W Hive: ~$56
DVD Burner 9) ~$20 @ anywhere
Computer Basic Total = $596 $626

Does that look promising from a budget/performance perspective?

Thanks for your thoughts,
~Hendel
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  1. For only $30, the i5 upgrade is an absolute must.

    The only thing I would point out is there's a great deal going right now on a 7870 for only $5 more than that 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    You can else get a 2TB drive for the same price: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2/?tag=pcpapi-20

    Everything else looks fine to me. :)
  2. ckholt83 said:
    For only $30, the i5 upgrade is an absolute must.

    The only thing I would point out is there's a great deal going right now on a 7870 for only $5 more than that 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    You can else get a 2TB drive for the same price: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2/?tag=pcpapi-20

    Everything else looks fine to me. :)


    Both good suggestions, thank for the links!
  3. switch HDD to this

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex

    saves a good amount.

    its in my nature to not trust rosewill PSUs so i would recommend this one instead(costs a bit more)
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-supply-ppcmk3s500

    pretty much makes it balanced to your original price if you do both.

    if you don't take the PSU other options are from Corsair, XFX, Seasonic or just sit at your current one
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