$800-$900 gaming computer! HELP!

Approximate Purchase Date: I am trying to purchase all parts by next week latest is the week after.

Budget Range: I am hoping around $850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Computer Science, Gaming (Diablo 3, SC2, LOL,), Movies,

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/Amazon, anywhere cheap!

Country: Washington, US

Parts Preferences: I'm not too strict on this, but I heard Intel are the way to go, anything quality based and that would last long!

Overclocking: Don't know how to do this, so probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know this either.

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Help me build a nice computer!
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  1. You forgot that he needs an operating system which adds $100. I'll put together a list when I have a bit of time, sorry.
  2. andrewcarr said:
    You forgot that he needs an operating system which adds $100. I'll put together a list when I have a bit of time, sorry.

    Whoops, did forget that.
    Anyway overclocking is quite simple when you have a sandy bridge CPU. Also, if your going to overclock, you need a better CPU cooler than the stock one.

    SLI/Crossfire means that you have two graphics cards running simultaneously together.
  3. Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $121.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Graphics Card: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $239.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

    Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - $58.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548

    Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive - $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    Optical drive: LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA - $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106374

    Total: $840.93
  4. LOL, was writing this when andrewcarr replied. You could cut out more than $100 by going with a Radeon HD 7770 card such as this:
    XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB - $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150598

    Or get a Radeon HD 6870 card like this:
    XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

    and still have room for the OS.
  5. Oops, might want to add a PSU as well:
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W - $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
  6. check the $800 build in my sig.
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