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 Solved$1300-1400 First Gaming Build from a Brazilian Forum SolvedYour expert opinion on my first gaming build Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Rig build Forum SolvedPlease help with first gaming pc build. Forum SolvedFirst gaming build. All help and criticism appreciated Forum Solvedfirst gaming pc build for £750 Forum SolvedPC Build for first gaming PC Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build advice? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming/Game Development Build - $1700 Forum SolvedMy first pc build. 560$ budget gaming pc. Forum SolvedFirst Build Ever (gaming & rendering) $1500 Forum SolvedGood first build for light gaming? Forum SolvedCritic my first custom gaming PC build! 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 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !