New build help?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BkF7

Not sure if this build is good for gaming.

If not what can i do to improve.

Playing on 1600x900 res on games such as arma2, ccs, bf3. Also don't want to go over 600 without OS price.
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  1. I'm not gonna suggest a build cause I'm still fairly new to all this. If you want to go with that build your gonna have to up your PSU to at a minimum of 500watts.
  2. For 900p the 7850 1Gb is good enough
    430W is minimal but it is enough for a 7850 and a i3

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $622.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 00:21 EST-0500)

    For bf3 multi-player and arma2 and AMD build will do better due to good scaling in those games (bf3 64man in particular needs lots of coars :P)
    Something like this
    CSS is a pretty lax game, pretty much an dual core after core 2 duo/athlon II can handle it
    (if you play the 60 man mods though it can be taxing on the cpu)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $622.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 00:25 EST-0500)
  3. A good build, I like the budgeting of 2x the cpu price for the graphics card.

    Corsair CX430 may be pushing it for a 7850. Yes, it has the required 6 pin power lead, and can deliver 32 12v+ amps. and it is of decent quality.
    AMD recommends a 500w psu with one 6 pin pci-e power connector.
    It is silent on the 12v amps required. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7850/Pages/radeon-7850.aspx#/2

    The newer Nvidia offerings tend to use less power. You might consider the GTX660 which is in the same performance tier.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130825
    The spec sheet for this unit requires 24a http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-2660.pdf

    And... if you live near a microcenter, the i3-3220 cpu can be bought for $99.
  4. max budget and do u live near a microcenter. need os+Mouse
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