My Computer Build

Hi, this is my first computer build and i was just wondering if everything was fine and everything fits. Does it sound like a good build? yes? no? please give me your feedback, Thanks! (By the way this is supposed to be gaming computer)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52310 - $160

Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard -$55

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $40

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card- $240

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive- $85

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan-$30

Power: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply-$65

Optical: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B -OEM-$19

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - $35

TOTAL PRICE: $719
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  1. You should be good to go though the case may be a bit small try a medium tower, leaves room for upgrading :P
  2. Ok, thanks for the info :)
  3. Any other changes or design flaws?
  4. Well if its an all around PC those specs are pretty good, but if its mainly for gaming then I would have done things a little differently. You can get a cheaper hardrive and psu, as well as possibly getting an i3 instead of i5. With that money saved I would upgrade the video card to a 7870.

    That's only if its primarily a gaming build though.
  5. You can save some money on the PSU. You don't really need 620W, but then again this 650W PSU (Corsair TX 650) is as cheap as most 500W PSUs:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  6. What ehanger said, though if you were going to get an i3, you might as well get an AM3+ Mobo and a Phenom II x4 965 BE.
  7. MajinCry said:
    What ehanger said, though if you were going to get an i3, you might as well get an AM3+ Mobo and a Phenom II x4 965 BE.

    Nah, not for gaming.
  8. Thanks, any suggestions for a cheaper hardrive? Also, i'm pretty deadset on getting an i5 cpu.
  9. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  10. Thanks for all the help and opinions guys, i really appreciate the help you've all given me. :)
  11. Bump. do i need the cooler? or not
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