First time Builder <$800

HI, can anyone help me make a gaming PC for less than $800

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: 0-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences:none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, dont know what they are

Monitor Resolution: doesnt really matter

Additional Comments:I would like a quiet PC and I also want to be able to rund diablo 3 and wow on high/ultra graphics smoothley
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  1. Do you need an OS? A monitor?
  2. yes, i just need windows 7 home premium and a decent monitor
  3. i5 2400 $190
    Asrock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 $110
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB $90
    Gigabyte GTX 560ti $235
    Lg DVD drive 22x $18
    Cooler Master Haf 912 $60
    Kingston HyperX 1333/1600 8GB Ram $40
    Antec ECO 620w $70

    Total: $813 if you want to have a little cheaper, find a different 500gb 7200rpm hard drive. I think Hitachi is $70
  4. If the answer to both is no, you could get something like this with your budget:

    Intel i5-2400
    8GB Kingston HyperX
    ASRock H61M/U3S3
    MSI Twin Frozr II HD 6870 1GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB
    Corsair CX-500
    Fractal Design Define Mini
    ASUS DVD Burner
    Arctic Cooling ACALP64 Pro CPU Cooler (Purely for quietness)

    EDIT: Total for those is ~$793 (Newegg)

    It would be great for those games, you shouldn't have any problems playing those on max settings. It should also be really quiet. The case may seem a bit overkill but it looks great, will seriously help for quietness and a good case is nice for your first build because it will make everything a lot easier and more satisfying. Not to mention that you're far more likely to finish it with all your fingers intact ;)
  5. @somekidxd what site is this from?
  6. @jmsellars1 total price and site please thanks!
  7. Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED $100
    Windows 7 home $100
    Asrock H61cafe $70
    i3 2100 $125
    Kingston HyperX 1333/1600 $40
    GTX 560 $190
    Hitachi 500gb $70
    Lg 22x $18
    elite 311 $40
    Antec Basiq BP500U 500W $55

    Total: $808
  8. From Newegg. But with the mon and OS you needa go with the second one i posted.
  9. OK so if you need both of those we will have to make some adjustments. I'd swap the CPU for an i3 and get a cheaper case. You could probably drop the cooler as well. I think you would also need to get a slightly cheaper graphics card. Bear with me a second and I'll see what I can do.
  10. yea, im currently using a laptop so i dont have a mon
  11. so i can still overclock and play on ultra with i3?
  12. my Processor is Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, 2194 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1
  13. that is in my laptop
  14. You can't overclock that i3 or the i5, you would need an i5-2500k for that really and that's a bit out of your price range. The i3 will be fine for any current game, it's great for gaming. It beats virtually anything AMD put out at the moment, even the 8 core stuff.

    For playing on ultra high settings though it's not really your CPU that matters, it's your GPU that will make the difference there. The GTX 460 is good though, I have it and it's been fine for any game, I had to tone down the AA a bit for Skyrim and BF3 but it still plays great.
  15. CPU -> Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)

    Motherboard -> ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)

    Memory -> Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)

    Hard Drive -> Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)

    Video Card -> Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($152.55 @ Newegg)

    Case -> NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Amazon)

    Power Supply -> Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)

    DVD Writer -> SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner ($17 @ Newegg)

    Monitor -> Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $770.34

    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-01-29 10:42 EST-0500)
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