Feedback on my Budget gaming PC (920$) please!

breadandstuff

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the 920 is with tax included. I paid no shipping and got a few bucks off for bundling some of this stuff so the numbers might not quite add up. Please let me know what you think.

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor 214$

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard 109$

Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 35$

Storage - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 69$

Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk 89$

Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card 249$ (unfortunately no sales but I may sell the codes for the bundled games).

Case - NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case 54$

PSU - Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 59.99$


Any thoughts or suggestions? Any glaring mistakes? I will not be overclocking so opted not to get a CPU cooler just now. Will be running on a single 1080p tv. Thanks everyone!

 

laststop311

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What I would do if I were you. Since you are not overclocking and only running 1 7870 gpu all you need is a 350 watt power supply. 350 watts will give you a good 100 watt buffer as your system is going to use about 250 watts on load maybe 275 watts max.
You can save 25 dollars or so by doing that.

Also since you are not overclocking you do not need a Z77 chipset. All you need is the H77 chipset. Asrocks micro atx h77 is only 70 dollars and their full size pro4 h77 atx is only 80 dollars.
So right there you can save an additional 39 dollars bringing your savings to 64 dollars.

Now with this 64 dollars you just saved you should throw away the stock intel cpu heatsink. Look around at the 30-60 dollar air coolers and choose one that fits your needs. Your cpu will thank you. You will keep your cpu much cooler extending the life of your chip.

Also you can add on a dvd re writable drive for 15 bucks as well. It could come in handy.