Gaming build $800 budget.....advise Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: February 9, 2012 6:00 PM in Systems Share coldspider131313 February 9, 2012 5:37:45 PM So this is my 1st gaming build and I would like some advise. I have about a $800 budget that's with OS. Everything was priced at Newegg. My biggest concern is the CPU, Motherboard and Graphics card. Case - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 $49.99 Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68ATX $117.99 Video - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express$134.99 PCU- COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 $34.99 after rebate CPU - Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) $209.99 With free tool $14.99 RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $49.99 HD - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" $84.99 Optical - ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM $18.99 Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 $29.99 Win7 Home 64 $99.99 $831.90 with OS $731.91 without OS I might have an OS so I hope to save the $99 there. Should I upgrade to the 2500k for overclocking ability? Is 500w enough power? Motherboard? At $134 is SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 a good card for games such as WoW and SWTOR. Any other info would be great. Looking to get this going in the next few days. Thanks all, Shawn More about : gaming build 800 budget advise o1die a b B Homebuilt system February 9, 2012 5:48:22 PM You have to sign in to access your wish list. m 0 l g-unit1111 a c 93 B Homebuilt system February 9, 2012 6:00:42 PM When I clicked on the link it said "This wish list is empty". This is what I typically recommend for an $800 build (does not include OS/keyboard/mouse/monitor): Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99 Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99 CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99 Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99 RAM: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $44.99 HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $89.99 Optical: Samsung DVD Burner - $15.99 Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - $169.99 Total: $833.94 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$800 Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedIs this a good under 800$ gaming build? Forum SolvedIm new at building computers and i would like to build one under $800 for gaming purposes. Forum SolvedIs this "gaming" build ok? (around 800$) Forum Solved800 dollar gaming PC build help! Forum SolvedThe most powerful gaming PC for max. $800 (First build) Recommendations please! Forum Solved£800 - $1300 - 1000 euro 1st time gaming pc build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Forum Solved$800 Gaming/Streaming PC Build Please Forum Solved700-800 USD AMD gaming pc build! Forum SolvedBest gaming build under 800$? Forum SolvedLooking to build a $600 - $800 Gaming Pc Forum Solved~800$ Gaming/Streaming first build Forum SolvedCan you create me a Gaming build <$800? Forum Solved$700-$800 gaming desktop build Forum SolvedGaming and Video Editing Build for 800€ Forum Solved$750-$800 PC build ? (gaming pc) Forum Solved$800 System Build for Gaming + Streaming Forum Solved£800 Gaming Computer Build Forum SolvedFirst build Gaming PC $800 Forum SolvedFirst build- 700-800 gaming pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !