First Gaming Build - under $700

This is my first run at building a pc. I'm not really interested in something like and SSD but any other opinions on this you have would be great. I've chosen some of these parts based off of what I can get at a local store that has quite competetive prices, so there may be some things in here that could be changed but regardless suggest improvements at will. I'm particularly worried about if the PSU and the Motherboard. Pls help :)


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[b]CPU:[/b]  [url=]Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url]  ($109.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Motherboard:[/b]  [url=]ASRock H77M Micro ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard[/url]  ($69.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Memory:[/b]  [url=]Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url]  ($39.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Storage:[/b]  [url=]Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url]  ($90.99 @ SuperBiiz)

[b]Video Card:[/b]  [url=]MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card[/url]  ($239.99 @ Newegg)


[b]Case:[/b]  [url=]Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case[/url]  ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Power Supply:[/b]  [url=]Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url]  ($58.98 @ Newegg)

[b]Optical Drive:[/b]  [url=]Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer[/url]  ($24.98 @ Newegg)

[b]Total:[/b] $684.90
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Go for this instead:

I kept it fairly close to your build but improved the CPU, mobo and PSU. It costs a few $ more but it will be worth it. Especially when you get around to OCing it, as the i3 doesn't OC really at all.

antec power supplies are always good as long as its 80plus certified bronze and up it should be fine. That mobo is ok and im not sure why you went for the expensive ram and didnt spend that $20 elsewhere but I guess thats nitpicking a bit. Not sure if you're planning on OCing or not either, would be nice to know...

what monitor res are you using? how many monitors? what games and what overall purpose are you using the computer for? OCing?