First build need help

So I want to build a gaming pc. But don't have to much knowledge on what to purchase.
My friend recommend a Intel I5 2500k with asus motherboard. If you guys do a tower setup
for me it would help out a lot don't really want to spend more then 800 dollars
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  1. This one is a little bit more, but sacrificing on anything will hit the performance hard. If you want, you don't have to buy DVD drive :).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $832.20
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 00:12 EDT-0400)
  2. thanks helps alot but my friend was saying to get a ssd then later get a hdd
    also i wouldn't need the OS
  3. i would get an HDD first to store all your files and later on when you have some money buy an SSD for extra perfomance.
    if you don't need the OS you're under you 800 budget mark and i like the setup that sunius sugested
  4. If you don't need the OS, just get an SSD instead of it.

    Anyway, going with no HDD will hurt you a lot. SSD performance drops significantly if you fill it up more than 2/3 of total space. Let's say you get 120 GB SSD. Windows take 40 GB. You've got 40 GB for all your programs and games. When average game takes over 10 GB, it will be hard not to fill it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $838.71
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 06:32 EDT-0400)
  5. I would personally get a small SSD now (60GB or 120GB) just for your OS in addition to your HDD. You will see a huge performance increase and avoid the complications involved in moving your OS from an HDD to an SSD. (OCZ agility 3 is pretty cheap)

    Also, I would also get a better PSU and just use the stock cooler for now if you do not plan on overclocking. 450W is cutting it very close and does not leave any room for future upgrades.
  6. I would personally get a small SSD now (60GB or 120GB) just for your OS in addition to your HDD. You will see a huge performance increase and avoid the complications involved in moving your OS from an HDD to an SSD. (OCZ agility 3 is pretty cheap)

    Also, I would also get a better PSU and just use the stock cooler for now if you do not plan on overclocking. 450W is cutting it very close and does not leave any room for future upgrades.
  7. I would personally get a small SSD now (60GB or 120GB) just for your OS in addition to your HDD. You will see a huge performance increase and avoid the complications involved in moving your OS from an HDD to an SSD. (OCZ agility 3 is pretty cheap)

    Also, I would also get a better PSU and just use the stock cooler for now if you do not plan on overclocking. 450W is cutting it very close and does not leave any room for future upgrades.
  8. Not really cutting close :) Total power consumption won't be over 300 watts.
  9. Sunius said:
    Not really cutting close :) Total power consumption won't be over 300 watts.


    what do you think of this setup
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/grbv
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/grbv/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/grbv/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $790.21
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:05 EDT-0400)
  10. Well, I'd really not advice getting that motherboard. The one I recommended is much better. Also, was there a reason for getting more expensive Graphics card/RAM? They are identical in performance.

    Lastly, I think that an SSD is better than bigger power supply unit, as a power supply will not grant you a performance boost, however SSD will yield a tremendously fast computer experience.
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