What upgrades would you prefer?


Jan 4, 2013
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($190.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.31 @ Compuvest)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $701.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 09:58 EST-0500)

I want to build this pc, is there any part that i would consider upgrade for better pc not spending a lot more?
Drives must have really changed I checked newegg for that harddrive and it was $20 more. I would really suggest going to the WD Caviar Black. It is $25 more but you are getting a 5yr vs a 2 yr warranty. What is more important than the integrity of the hard drive?


Do you intend to overclock? I don't see a CPU cooler included.
I think you are pushing it with only a 430watt power supply. I would get at least a 500watt and 600-650 if you intend to overclock.