May 27, 2012
Hello, looking to build my first computer and would like some advice on the products I have found. I am looking to build a decent gaming computer for just a couple games nothing hardcore. This is what I have come up with...
-Rosewill R103A Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 350W 20 4 pin connector Power Supply
-ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
-HIS iSilence 5 H667PNS1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
-Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZRX 320GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-LG DVD Burner 24X DVD R 8X DVD RW 8X DVD R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

Feel free to criticize where need be, if it is constructive that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for the help.
This is moderately underpowered for a gaming system. Recommendations:
- Change case and PSU. Buy a case either with our without a PSU, but buy a decent PSU, not a rosewill.
- Step the video card up to a 6850 or 6870 if you can afford it. You really need at least that much graphics processing power even for moderate gaming.
- Step up the hard drive from a green drive, which is too slow, to a blue or black drive. The green drive is not appropriate for your main storage.



Nov 12, 2010
PSUs that come with cases are pretty much always garbage and will burn out quickly. You're not really saving any money that way, you just have to spend it later (and spend more than if you'd bought quality parts to begin with). So, my suggestions:

1. Get a case without a PSU and pick up a decent 450-550 watt unit. The PSU will cost around $40-60. If it costs less, you probably picked a low quality unit that will burn out in a month.

2. The HD 6670 is a really weak video card. It's going to struggle with modern games, even at medium settings.

3. "Green" hard drives are too slow for your primary system drive. It will slow down your entire computer, and significantly.