Help with budget gaming pc!

My friend want a pc that will handle BF3 at 1920x1080p(not ultra) and asked me if I could build one for him since that will be cheaper for him. His budget is around 5200NOK (940USD), but keep in mind that EVERYTHING is more expensive here in Norway. I have put together a list of parts and want to know if all this will fit nicely together and how well it will run BF3.
Specs:
Intel Core i5-3450 CPU
XFX Radeon HD7770 1GB GPU
ASUS P8Z77-V LX2 MOBO
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB HDD
Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 Water Cooler
Corsair Builder Series CX600 PSU
CoolerMaster Elite 430 Tower
A random DVD drive
A random WIFI card

So how will all of this work? He already has a keyboard, mouse, speakers and a monitor.
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  1. You don't need a CPU cooler nor a Z77 motherboard if you're not overclocking, so ditch the CPU cooler and get a H77 board. You also only need about 400w for that build, so get an Antec VP450. Then upgrade the GPU to a 2GB 7850, maybe upgrade HDD to a higher capacity if you have any money left. I also recommend the Bitfenix Merc Alpha or Beta as a good budget case.
  2. samuelspark said:
    You don't need a CPU cooler nor a Z77 motherboard if you're not overclocking, so ditch the CPU cooler and get a H77 board. You also only need about 400w for that build, so get an Antec VP450. Then upgrade the GPU to a 2GB 7850, maybe upgrade HDD to a higher capacity if you have any money left. I also recommend the Bitfenix Merc Alpha or Beta as a good budget case.

    Thanks, I will be overclocking the CPU so I will buy the cooler. And I will see if I can find the 7850 here and a 400w PSU.
  3. mariuslol1 said:
    Thanks, I will be overclocking the CPU so I will buy the cooler. And I will see if I can find the 7850 here and a 400w PSU.


    You can't overclock the CPU with a non K CPU. One needs a "K" CPU (ie. 3570k)

    Well, you can, but it's just not worth it.
  4. samuelspark said:
    You can't overclock the CPU with a non K CPU. One needs a "K" CPU (ie. 3570k)

    Ok, thanks for the info:) Will the CPU cooler that comes with the i5 work well?
  5. mariuslol1 said:
    Ok, thanks for the info:) Will the CPU cooler that comes with the i5 work well?


    Yes. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.
  6. samuelspark said:
    Yes. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.

    Cool, thanks for the help :D
  7. samuelspark said:
    Yes. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.

    I have found a 500w PSU now from AXP(the cheapest PSU I found) and dropped the CPU cooler. I will stick with the HD7770 as the 7850 is too expensive for the budget. But how do you think it will perfom in BF3?
  8. mariuslol1 said:
    I have found a 500w PSU now from AXP(the cheapest PSU I found) and dropped the CPU cooler. I will stick with the HD7770 as the 7850 is too expensive for the budget. But how do you think it will perfom in BF3?


    Well, I feel that's cheaping out TOO much on the PSU. Try to find a good company like Antec, OCZ, Corsair, XFX, PCPC, FSP.
  9. samuelspark said:
    Well, I feel that's cheaping out TOO much on the PSU. Try to find a good company like Antec, OCZ, Corsair, XFX, PCPC, FSP.

    Ok I will see what I can find ;)
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