Quality of build

First time building a computer and i wanted to make sure i wasnt over looking something huge here. This comp will be used to Run WOW and WOW only. I saw the article from here on Aug 2012 budget build off. Is that comp better or the one i have thrown together. Thanks guys ..

My comp build

Total Price $486.92

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130625
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115078
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145278
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 (RNWD-12001) IEEE 802.11b/g/n, PCI, Wireless-N Adapter (2T2R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates, 64/128 bit WEP, complies with WPA/WPA2 standard (TKIP/AES), IEEE 802.1X
Item #:N82E16833166054
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Refurbished: Western Digital WD Green 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136790
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-I3 460W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817171046
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


ASRock H77M Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157303
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Grand Total: $486.92

VS Build OFF computer

CPU Intel Pentium G860 (Sandy Bridge), 3 GHz, Dual-Core, 65 W
CPU Cooler Intel Boxed Heat Sink And Fan 0
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V, Intel B75 Express, LGA 1155
RAM G.Skill NS 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS Memory Kit
Graphics MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 $170
Hard Drive Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500 GB SATA 6Gb/s $65
Case Rosewill R218-P-BK ATX Mid-Tower $30
Power Antec VP-450 450 W $38
Optical Samsung 22x DVD Burner Model SH-222BB/BEBE-OEM $14

Total Price $501
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  1. the CM 460 elite is a low quality power supply

    only use 80+ bronze or better units
  2. So that's it? Get a better power supply? How many wats? So everything is compatable with each other?

    Is the machine better than the build off machine?

    Thank you
  3. 550 ti is a trashy graphics card. I would get a 7770, more budget case, not get a green HDD. Get the VP450.

    The build off computer is better but uses outdated parts.
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