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December 21, 2012 11:07:55 PM

Looking for a system to do some decent gaming on as well as schoolwork and web surfing. From the research I've done it seems the key combo is a solid CPU with a strong video card. Looking to minimize cost for nonessentials. How does this combo look?

(prices from amazon)

System
CPU:Intel Core i3-3220 at $125.99
MOBO: MSI LGA 1155 B75MA-E33 at $59.99
GPU: HIS 7850 IceQ 2GB(256 bit) GDDR5 at $189.99
RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8gb (2x4) 1600 mhz ddr3 at $38.79
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA 3 7200RPM 16mb cache at $57.99
Case: NZXT Source 210 (black) at $39.99
PSU:Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W at $39.99
LiteOn Super AllWrite 24x SATA Dvd drive at $17.99
Subtotal: $570.72

Mouse&Keyboard
CM Storm Xornet at $21.99
Raptor Gaming LK1 Keyboard at $22.99
Windows 8 at $99.99

Total $715.69


Thanks,
Growler

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December 21, 2012 11:18:03 PM

Here are a couple of changes I'd make
psu - xfx pro 550w $40 after rebate http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...
That's a much better psu at a great price.
gpu - msi twin frozr hd 7850 2gb $165 after rebate http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MLSGHE/?tag=pcpapi-20

***edit
Also found the i3 3220 for $110 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75429&vpn=BX80637I3322...
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December 22, 2012 5:09:11 AM

Thanks so much for the help.
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December 22, 2012 5:12:32 AM

Best answer selected by m_bill_growler.
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