How's my Rig Gamer?

script9

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Hello, i want to have a Gamer PC, so i want to make it myself(cheaper and lot more fun), so i would like to hear your Opinion about my custom :) The PC needs to be under 740 dollars.

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 XMP Dual ($29.99 @ Other)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Office Depot)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7261S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $732.89
 
there have to be better mb's than biostar.

the RAM must be 1.5 volt or less

Rosewill make junk power supplies and good ones . Make sure its 80+ bronze or dont buy it

The Antec Illusion was $40 on newegg last time I looked
 

g-unit1111

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What he said.

Biostar and Rosewill PSUs - absolutely terrible. Go Antec 300 and Corsair Builder Series CX500 - much better choices.

You're not going to get very good performance out of an i3-2120 (for most games that's the bare minimum - even with SB you'll be seriously lagging). If you can spend a bit more and go for an i5-2400. The i3-2120 is a dual core CPU that's meant for office workstations (which is what I use in mine), a quad core would be a much better fit. If you're open to using AMD that might be a better bang for your buck by using the X6 1055T or the quad core x4-960T .

Maybe try this motherboard,PSU, and CPU instead - shouldn't put too much strain on your budget:

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

It would maybe add +-$30 to your budget overall but will provide you with a quad core CPU and a way better PSU.
 

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personally i think 2tb is overkill and you can shave that off and buy a better processor/vidcard/mobo
u can get a powercolor 6870 for 160 > 140 rebate at newegg (sale might of ended but its still cheap)

i would go with the i5 2500k, and an antec/corsairpsu, mobo is a toss up i personally got a z68 for future proofing reasons but it was a lot more expensive (124)
 

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Plus it's a 5900RPM HD at that - you could have dual xeons and 48GB of RAM but if you run a 5900 RPM hard drive you'll still experience huge lags.
 

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