PC build help! 600 $ gaming rig

Hi, I need advice on this PC i am building i have made a list of components and would like some people to look over it.
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX US
Case Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $52.74 @ Mwave
Power Supply Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $606.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 18:09 EST-0500
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  1. Hi :)

    You NEED a better graphics card for gaming...you wont be playing on Ultra on BF3 on that card as an example...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Go for a 1GB GTX 650 Ti. The extra gig won't help with a 128 bit card. And that PSU is quite horrible. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030 The Neo Eco will provide more power at an affordable price. It is also a much better model than the cooler master. I don't trust them when it comes to PSUs.
  3. indonesianboi123 said:
    Hi, I need advice on this PC i am building i have made a list of components and would like some people to look over it.
    Type Item Price
    CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.99 @ Microcenter
    CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
    Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg
    Memory GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
    Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
    Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX US
    Case Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $52.74 @ Mwave
    Power Supply Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
    Total
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $606.66
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 18:09 EST-0500
  4. What would your advice be other than the i5 i selected? Buying the 1 gb with a better graphics card would be better than a 2gb cheaper card?
  5. How is this build for a little more money.
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470) | $149.99 @ Microcenter
    **CPU Cooler** | [Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-freezer7prorev2) | $29.99 @ Newegg
    **Motherboard** | [ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h61mu3s3) | $73.97 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9b) | $39.99 @ Newegg
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st500dm002) | $54.99 @ NCIX US
    **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp31568kr) | $214.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Azza Orion 202 EVO ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz202evo) | $34.99 @ NCIX US
    **Power Supply** | [Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoeco400c) | $44.98 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $19.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $653.88
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 15:54 EST-0500 |
  6. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  7. indonesianboi123 said:
    How is this build for a little more money.
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470) | $149.99 @ Microcenter
    **CPU Cooler** | [Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-freezer7prorev2) | $29.99 @ Newegg
    **Motherboard** | [ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h61mu3s3) | $73.97 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9b) | $39.99 @ Newegg
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st500dm002) | $54.99 @ NCIX US
    **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp31568kr) | $214.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Azza Orion 202 EVO ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz202evo) | $34.99 @ NCIX US
    **Power Supply** | [Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoeco400c) | $44.98 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $19.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $653.88
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 15:54 EST-0500 |


    I wouldn't recommend purchasing a 560TI anymore. The Radeon 7850 is cheaper and beats it in every single test. Also H61 won't be able to handle the 3470 without a BIOS update.

    I'd suggest something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($126.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $650.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 22:26 EST-0500)
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