I'm new to building gaming computers, my budget is around 500-600 and I'm trying my best to understand every part and features of every item I'm listing. Comments/help/suggestions/advice or request would be VERY appreciated.
Processor: Processor Intel Core i3-3220 (120$ @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (90$ at Newegg)
RAM: 8GB dual kit (two x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz G.Skill Ripjaws X Series ($40 at Newegg)
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 650 Ti ($140 at Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (50$ at Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply (50$ at newegg)
My friend gave me this list, he told me to use the HDD and DVD burner from my current computer to save me a few bucks.
1 thing I noticed is that he didn't include a cooler? or is there something I'm not noticing on any of these items?
I would also suggest buying from different reputable retailers to minimize your cost. You don't need a Z77 board unless you plan to overclock(which is only available for K-series unlocked processors:2500k,2600k,2700k,3570k,3770k).
If you insist on getting an i3 rather than say, the G860(which performs very similarly), WAIT NVM YOU HAVE THE MONEY FOR AN I5 this is the build I would suggest(the SSD is the king of all upgrades)