How does this build look to you guys? its around $800

1. ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner $19.99

2.COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99

3. Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

4.SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version $179.99

5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 $69.99

6.G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR $38.99

7.GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $124.99

8.Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 $124.99

9.Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99
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  1. Not a bad build.

    Will recommend a different PSU - something from Corsair, XFX or Seasonic and 600w is almost overkill if you are not planning on overclocking and running 2x graphic cards.

    And secondly, If possible bump up the CPU to at least an i5, preferably 3570k and an aftermarket cooler if you plan to overclock.
  2. how many watts would be sufficient?
  3. Haf 912 should only be around 50 Dollars U.S. What is your location?

    Get 2 gb 7850 otherwise you will bite yourself later on.

    Same price.

    Get low profile ram if you want to overclock due to heatsink.

    Anyway, could you specify the build parameters for what you want to get out of it and how you wish to use it?
  4. As zander said, though you can keep the psu if you want future headroom - it's the gfx card that most folk tend to upgrade. If you can stretch, a small SSD for the OS and a few programs would make a big difference in desktop experience (80-120GB). Not essential though. Not a bad build.
  5. Corsair builder series of 500-600 watts would be sufficient and not breaking the bank I believe if you do not try to overclock heavily, but not for crossfire I believe.

    corsair builder 600w $50 after rebates.
  6. I have an $800 bugdet. I am trying to play games like starcraft 2, guild wars 2, dayz, and so on. yeah that MSI looks good.
  7. Not good.

    i3-2120 isn't a good gaming CPU.

    You got an i3 which can't be overclocked and you choose a Z77 mobo with overclocking potential?

    Why don't get something like this if you ONLY want intel

    I at most times don't recommend AMD CPUs, but these CPUs beat the hell out of i3-2120 even i3-3220, so FX 4300 or FX 6300 would actually be better and around almost the same Price, they are also overclockable, so you ould overclock them in the future if you get a decent cooler.

    Just remember to get a MOBO which fits with AMD CPUs.

    Get a 2 GB version Radeon 7850 that 1 GB are going to be struggeling if playing at 1080p.

    Windows 8 are a better gaming OS. It requires less performance, which Means more performance in games. Not by much though. The speed of windows8 is also awesome. Booting time takes around 3-5 sec for me, I use HDD not any SSD. So go for that instead, no matter how much you hate the metro system.
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