First gaming build. Tags: New Build Gaming Monitors Systems Product Last response: April 19, 2012 6:32 AM in Systems Share Eery April 8, 2012 9:00:20 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in June. Budget Range: $700-$900 before rebates. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (specifically Star Wars: The Old Republic) Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Mouse and speakers. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Country: United States Parts Preferences: I would like ati radeon graphic cards. I hear those work best with Swtor. Overclocking: No. Never done it before. SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future. Monitor Resolution: Don't have a monitor. Additional Comments: Need OS, keyboard, and monitor. More about : gaming build James McKeane April 19, 2012 6:32:11 AM This is $780 at Newegg, $740 at multiple vendors. For your budget, the difference between ATI and NVIDIA won't be of any particular importance. Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($121.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.98 @ NCIX US) Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter) Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.31 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer S200HLAbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $738.21 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated 2012-04-19 02:31 EDT-0400) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Build Ever (gaming & rendering) $1500 Forum SolvedGood first build for light gaming? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build, Please Help! Forum SolvedFirst build, will this be a good system for gaming? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build; Help! Forum Solved[First Gaming PC Ever] Is this a Good Build? Forum SolvedFirst gaming PC build (looking for opinions) Forum Solved$2000 gaming pc first build Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build Forum SolvedNeed Help - First Gaming Build - $1600 Forum Solvedfirst gaming/streaming build need help and advice Forum SolvedFirst build Gaming PC $800 Forum SolvedFirst build- 700-800 gaming pc Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Pc Build: Partlist Forum SolvedI've figured out what I should buy for my first build going to use for Heavy workstation and gaming is it worth it ? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build-Graphics Card Forum SolvedLooking to build my first gaming PC Forum Solved$850 Gaming PC First Build Forum SolvedFirst Build- Aesthetic/Gaming Forum Solved$600-700 Gaming Build (First Build) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !