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Custom Built Gaming PC Advice Needed

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January 2, 2013 9:26:42 AM

Okay so I've been doing research (know that I don't know much about computers) and I decided on building my own computer. I have a budget of around $800 but really I just don't want to spend $1000+. I put together a list of everything and I need to know if it is good for just my gaming needs. I will be buying,

1. Case: BitFenix BFC-PRO-300-WWXKW-RP Prodigy White mITX PC Case

2. Motherboard: MSI Z77IA-E53 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

3. CPU/Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570

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

5: Hard Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

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

7. Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I got the above on newegg.com but the case is from OutletPC.com and the totals with shipping is about $930.
Hopes are for the ability to play games such as BF3 and Skyrim on high or ultra settings.

I already have speakers, monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Now I just need advice on whether or not this will be okay for my needs. Thank you!
January 2, 2013 10:41:31 AM

that should be fine. I'd add a 1TB mechanical drive for extra storage
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January 2, 2013 12:29:02 PM

Yeah, you could add a hard drive for storage if you don't have like a NAS or external hard drive

Actually, TX650 is overkill for this setup. Get a 500-550W psu like Corsair TX550M or seasonic S12II 520

Maybe replace the 3570 with a 3470 as there's minimal difference between the two.

Other than that, the rest looks good.
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January 2, 2013 7:09:29 PM

Okay Thanks, the advice is greatly appreciated.
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