800 Mild Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in Feb. (Waiting on tax return)

Budget Range: ~800 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: RPG gaming and internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor and case(Will be using an Antec 300)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA, Nevada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Only game I'll really be playing is Diablo 3, whenever it releases.. Possibly play Diablo 2 as I wait. So, could possibly hold off on a graphics card 'till I hear a release date.
Also, I don't know if I should go with an SSD or HDD. Won't be downloading much or playing other games. Building this system primarily for Diablo 3 and Internet. Other games on console.

My parts;
Intel Core i5-2400


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Have no clue, way too many options.
Could hold off on this also.

Am I missing anything?
If could go cheaper on anything, please let me know.
~Thank You
8 answers Last reply
More about mild gaming build
  1. Either get a 128GB SSD, or a 2TB HD depending on how much you will download. Don't buy a HD less than 1TB in 2012. I'd get the SSD if I could only afford one because your system will perform MUCH better.

    The best solution is the SSD with a large HD for storage but you are on a budget.
  2. Save some money and get this board instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $118

    You need to decide what graphics card you want before you choose a psu. I would definitely choose a better psu than the one you picked. Use the mobo savings to get a Antec, XFX, SEasonic or Corsair.

    What's your budget for video card?
  3. dealer009, only things going on the drive is the OS and Diablo 3. Think a 128GB SSD is more than enough?

    geekapprovec, my budget for a video card will be around 100-200, less would be nice.
  4. Will go with the HD6850 and that PSU.

    Anyone have insight on which I should go? SSD or HDD
  5. You can probably get away with a ssd drive that is smaller than 128 if all you have is a Diablo and windows

    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  6. I am not sure if sandforce drivers are still having issues, so can't comment on that SSD you link flampton.

    OP: I highly recommend this PSU. It is 80+ BRONZE Certified, 750W, and cheaper but still great quality.
  7. flampton, Yup, won't be doing much with this PC.
    Thanks for the answer on SSD, will look more into them as I wait for my money.

    azeem40, thanks for the recommendation. Will add that to my list.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product