Gaming pc budget $550

Hey every one, i am helping my friend build a gaming pc for $550 with and without shipping is fine.
what we have already are windows 7 and a case and also a 750w psu (i think) and a dvd drive, so we can spend more on the components. we have some ideas on what we seen and we would like to get your guys opinion on which is best to buy for 550

Thanks a lot. :sol:
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    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($107.28 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($158.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $454.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 23:23 EST-0500)
  2. What about the AMD compared to intel?
  3. They lose to Intel in gaming.
  4. can we take out the optical drive and the psu and use it towards getting a better video card?
  5. Best answer selected by Ugamachi.
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