~$800 i5 gaming computer Tags: New Build Intel i5 Systems Product Last response: August 18, 2010 4:24 PM in Systems Share vash2126 August 17, 2010 7:00:40 AM Been a while since I upgraded my comp, and since I started playing SC2 I thought now is a better time than ever to build a new rig. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week hopefully BUDGET RANGE: ~800 after rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (sc2 mainly), videos, and general school stuff PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HD, optical drive PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com although I am in Cali and if there is a better place to buy without tax I am open to it COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: i5 and a gtx 460 OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure yet ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mainly looking to see if what I have picked out so far is compatible/optimal, of if there are better deals to be had So far I have: PSU + Case = 115 CPU + GPU = 398 RAM + MB = 228 + tax and shipping = 814 I am mainly wondering if there is a better PSU, I am not too attached to the case so i can break up that combo. I was thinking if i get this case Cooler Master 690 - 50 I could go for one of these PSU's: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 -50 Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - 70 Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - 80 OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - 50 Thanks in advance for the help guys. More about : 800 gaming computer calguyhunk August 17, 2010 9:42:03 AM 1. Lose the PSU/Case combo. If you want to SLI in the future, go with the Antec 600/650. If you wanna save some money, go with the OCZ - more features per dollar. 2. The rest of your system looks pretty kick-a$$. I tried long & hard to find any serious flaws with your system. Couldn't find any. I wouldn't bother 'bout tinkering with it too much. That CPU + GPU is one of the best in the market today. So stick with 'em. 3. Good RAM. Good Mobo. m 0 l calguyhunk August 17, 2010 10:02:54 AM Sorry, didn't notice it the first time 'round. Go with the GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB. Not the 768 you linked. m 0 l Related resources Gaming Computer for $600-$750 - Forum Little @$$ gaming computer - Forum Building a new computer - Forum First Real Gaming Computer Build Advice - Forum Need advice on budget AMD gaming rig - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vash2126 August 17, 2010 9:52:15 PM I think I am going to get this. Thanks guys for looking over my build Found this I also found the i5 at microcenter for 185 including tax so that brings down the cost enough to upgrade to the gtx 460 1gb. m 0 l vash2126 August 18, 2010 4:23:05 PM I tried using that code you gave me but I couldn't get it to work, so I assumed it expired already... Can you still get it to work? m 0 l NeoElemental August 18, 2010 4:24:30 PM You have to be subscribed to the newegg emails with your newegg account email address. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $900 Gaming Computer w/ OS Forum $700-800 Gaming Computer Forum $400-$500 gaming computer Forum Gaming Computer w/ Budget of $900 Forum $1500 Gaming Computer, Need Opinions Forum First Gaming Computer under $1000 solution Need Help Building First Gaming Computer solution Gaming computer 550$ Forum Low end gaming computer 2012 Forum New budget gaming computer Forum Budget gaming computer ($500 + Monitor) Forum Custom Gaming Computer help Forum Building a gaming computer system Forum First time Building Computer Forum BF3/casual computer build $600-700 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !