Budget All-purpose/Gaming Build, final advice before holidays!


Sep 22, 2012
I've posted loads of times before in regards to this build, but I've waited until the time of deals to get some final opinions in. Let's make this short and sweet, and as always, I appreciate whoever takes the time to read and help out!

Budget: $650 give or take, obviously I'd rather take.
Purpose: Gaming at a high quality, but doesn't NEED to be perfect; mega multitasking without slow down, including massive tabage in Chrome, among other things; Photoshop editing; Office programs; etc.
Parts already in possession: Everything but the following build, excluding two non-priced HDDs that you'll see.
Ordering from: New York.
Preferred companies: Null.

Sorry if I missed any information, but I really just want to know if I should swap any parts or if you think there's any deals I should go for instead or even in addition to the parts I have already listed. Or should I wait a few more days and watch?

Thank you so much! Have a great day.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Total: $630.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 22:23 EST-0500)