$850 semi budget pc

some games i will be playing: bf3, gta iv+icenhancer, skyrim, gta V when it comes out, mw3, crisis 2, minecraft, etc.

hard drive: Seagate 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB
os: win 8 64 bit
graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB GDDR5
cpu: Intel Core i7-3770
ram: 2x corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM 1333 mhz
psu: DiabloTek PHD650 ATX Power Supply - 650W, 140mm Fan, 20+4 Pin
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case

is that power supply going to be good enough? i dont really know what makes a psu "good"

also how future proof does this look?

my budget max is $900, and this is in $850 range, and i like it

i guess i could cough up the extra $60 or so for the 7870. is it worth it?

future proofing is important
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  1. For gaming, there's no point to i7. Get i7 if you are doing a lot of stuff like video editing, that can use i7's hyperthreading. No game does. If you use i5, you can do something like this, in budget.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $776.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 19:34 EST-0500)

    That includes a decent case, but if you really like the Thermaltake, just swap it back in.

    If you have a local Microcentre, they have a good deal on i5-3570K, so you could add overclocking, possibly not within budget, but very close to.
  2. Do you already have os?

    CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $215.99
    Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $124.99
    Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
    Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB $285.98
    Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower $39.99
    Power Supply Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99
  3. OP doesn't state where he is, but if he has access, there's nearly $50 off the i5-3570K, at Microcenter, if nearby. In order to actually overclock, an aftermarket CPU cooler is required. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo.
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