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$800 or Less Gaming PC

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April 2, 2013 3:46:36 PM

I'm looking for a desktop PC for gaming. The games I will be playing are Black Ops 2, Minecraft, Skyrim, Fallout NV, and other future titles. I have some parts picked out that I will list below. Just so you know, I don't need a keyboard, mouse, or monitor. I also want to buy from IBuyPower or another custom PC website. Thanks!

Case : NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case Blue

Processor : Intel® i5-3570K Processor @ 3.40GHz

RAM: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 - 2GB

Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V LX

Power Supply : 600 Watt - Standard

Hard Drive 1 TB HARD DRIVE

Sound Card : 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Operating System : Windows 8

More about : 800 gaming

April 2, 2013 4:17:17 PM

Looks good to me, even though I wouldn't personally go with several of the brands.
April 3, 2013 6:47:14 PM

What brands would you not get? And would this effect the performance of the system?
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April 3, 2013 7:02:13 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNWD-N1502UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $788.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-03 22:02 EDT-0400)
April 3, 2013 7:26:36 PM

I would go with G.Skill RAM, and a Rosewell or SeaSonic PSU, but it wont really effect the performance of your system.