System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and recording
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Maybe
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com or cheaper place
I live in New Jersey so I am taxed on Newegg
Parts Preferences: no personal preference
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768
Additional Comments: I wan to make my build cheaper. I like the parts I have a lot. If there is any way to change please help. I will be playing Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, and games along that line.
Intel Core i5-3350P Quad Core Processor - 179.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler - 32.98
Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste - 12.99
Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard - 121.49
A-Data Premier Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory - 46.80
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - 67.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card - 239.99
Syba CL-ADA23032 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter - 9.98
Raidmax Super Hurricane (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case - 44.99
Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply - 54.99
Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer - 15.99
Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) - 82.28
You are good to go but just swap the windows 8 for windows 7 64 bit home edition. Also, if you plan to play online you need to get a better adapter than what you currently have for wifi. Other than that, you are good to go.
Whoa, whoa whoa. Raidmax cases are pretty much garbage - especially the sub $50 ones they make. They are pretty much a junk brand. I wouldn't recommend buying them if you can absolutely help it. There's also better CPUs you can get - the 965 is quite a bit old now.
I will be using a 32 inch samsung led tv with hdmi. The screen resolution is 1024x768. Also, send me a link to a better wireless adapter and some case fans and I should be good to go. Thanks for your help.