$728 Gaming PC

-YO! Arcen again in this post. Okay, so i'm still working on my Gaming PC Build and it increased $100 more and i would like to see your opinions. 

Reasons why i chose this build :

I wanted to have a nice Gaming PC that is upgradeable and has a nice simple case with usb 3.0 while gaming good performance settings while having good desktop performance also. I also needed an ODD because i like to watch movies etc. Well, to simplify things i just needed a good PC that was right for me.

Feel free to advise me, because your knowledge is better than mine. Anyways, here is the build...

CASE: NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim



PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply






CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX



GPU : SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version



RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2X1600C8B



HDD : Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



ODD : ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM



OtherCOOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...


COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan


Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM


About the media card reader; where would you find the 5.25" to 3.5" drive bay adapter and faceplate? It seems that both the case and the card reader lacks one or both of them. So unless you can get both of them for the case, my advice is that wouldn't go for an external USB one would be nicer?

You are so right! Thank you. I will just remove that. I can't find any 5.25" ones that are the same price.

if you can afford $18 over 728 then this will beat that stock and consume less power


the 3570K stock out performs the 965 at 4.5Ghz which is rare for it to achive, it also consumes less power and has the potential to overclock even higher

My GPU is a 2GB version that cost about the same since it has free shipping

overclocked to 4Ghz at peak load the 3570K and 7850 use 355w (which is unlikely you can make your system run at peak loads in games, only in uber heavy computing task a 430w 80+ is just fine