$850 Gaming Build

Hello,
I was wondering what all of you over here would think of this build. I'm trying to keep it under $850. (This total is after rebates, as evidenced by my parts list) I was wondering if there were any modifications suggested for this parts list, as I play WoW, SWTOR, SC2, Diablo, and various other games with none of them being especially demanding. I don't need 100 fps on Ultra settings, because I currently game on a laptop with integrated graphics, so really anything is an improvement. Mostly just want a consistently good framerate and somewhat decent graphics.
Case: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Chaser-VN300M1W2N-Tower-Black/dp/B0051U1XMI/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_1_1
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016
MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1czu4sa28n0jd
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=acc_glance_e_ai_229189_t_2
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
CD-ROM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-CD/DVD%20Burners%20(RW%20Drives)-_-ASUS-_-27135204&AID=10440897&PID=2787415&SID=
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-521&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=2&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Sorry for the parts being slightly disorganized, but that's just the order they're open in on my browser.
22 answers Last reply
More about gaming build
  1. for that budget, WAAY to much for the case, and not enough PSU voltage, but other than that nice build, just gotta make sure that u have monitor and OS cuz im not seen that, although, you dont have to make the switch to NVIDIA, i would highly recommend it.

    <n00b seal of approval>
  2. Yeah, I've got a monitor, mouse, and OS I can use. However, I was unable to find a Nvidia card with the same performance of the 6870 for under $200, which breaks my price point. The 560 TI was what I looked at, but you probably know more about Nvidia than I do. (I mostly built with Radeon before besides if it came with a prebuilt computer)
  3. I'll look for a GTX 560 Ti under $200 for you
  4. Ehh... I found a refurbished one eww. If you wanna check it out here it is

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130720
  5. Ok. Closest I saw was about $205 from Tiger Direct, and haven't had good experiences with them in the past. That was also after rebate, and I haven't gotten a single rebate back from them yet, not to mention a few packaging mishaps.
  6. Found this deal on Newegg just posted today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.864960
    Not sure if its any good, not an AMD person personally. That would give me the budget to get a nice EVGA 560 Ti and the same aftermarket cooler if my head math is correct.
  7. Newegg recently posted a lot of deals. All the intel ones are for an i7 2600k, so out of my price range for a reasonable graphics card and cpu cooler, but I don't know about the AMD cards really. Anyone know if http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156078 has good cooling for possible graphics overclocks in the future?
  8. Would get http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.864835 and stick on the 6970, but am concerned about the case in this deal. Anyone know if a 6870 would fit in it, much less have it cool a 6870 and an i7?
  9. in my honest opinion, using money for an i7 is using up to much of the cost. they gave you a 40$ case(which at this price range, ones around 50~60 which have 3-4 fans are better). if i had that budget, it would be similar to the one i have on my signature, but increase the i3-2120 to a i5-2500k(~77-100$) or 3550k, increase motherboard cost(add like 30ish dollars), and slightly increase my psu cost(could have gotten +100w for 10$ more). the one in my sig was about 730ish dollars.
  10. For this much money you need to get a I5 2500K and a Amd 7850 which is possible. Cut the case out and get a case for 60$ also just saying get a Antec PSU they have great Price/Performance.
  11. Quote:



    Really i know right? WTH is up with the Amd haters Amd is beating Nvidia dollar to dollar in this segment.
  12. yeah you need a better PSU heres a good one i will be buying this one when i upgrade my pc.oh and heres a pretty good video card i am using it right now it dose what i need to do and i do basically what you do.

    PSU
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

    video card
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IMF1IM/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00
  13. jdwii said:
    Really i know right? WTH is up with the Amd haters Amd is beating Nvidia dollar to dollar in this segment.


    Its human nature to prefer things you own. So say one had a Xbox 360, they would typically say that their choice is better than the other choices due to it being the choice you picked. I mean I have nothing against Nvidia, they make powerful cards with great drivers to back them up, but like you said, dollar to dollar wise for performance, AMD just has an advantage right now.
  14. Ok, so change out for a cheaper case and get a 7850 as well as a beefier PSU?
  15. yes^
  16. New Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156078
    New PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-341-049
    I got the card added that was suggested earlier, as it's the cheapest 7850 I can find without going to places off the beaten internet paths. However, this puts me at $888.90 after all rebates, not counting shipping. Anyone know where I could possibly snip off an extra $50, or is it not worth it for the drop in performance it would create?
  17. Pizzaa said:


    I'm attempting to not be biased because its the mobo im using, but the reason why im using it is the fact that

    1. I do plan to use a ivy bridge processor later in the year
    2. I do not have any plans to crossfire/sli, the boards 2nd pci express slot is x4 speed(i more or less wanted the pcie 3.0 for future uses)
    3. I was on budget
    4. My goal was high framerate at 1680x1050, which the 7850 is more than enough to handle it

    if you plan to do either 2 or upgrade 4, (more or less 2), then a better mobo will probably be better overall

    edit: first hand experience, your going to hate where some of the pins are placed. if your case is a bottom psu like mines was, your going to have a good amount of time doing some cable management, and i had a semi-modular psu =X
  18. My PSU isn't modular, but there's a modular 700w one for the same price, but cheaper after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
    Not sure because I heard a few reviews about it causing a fire, but the person said it might've been the MoBo. Also, I live near a dedicated computer store, and a Best Buy which I know has some cable extensions if I need them.
  19. i looked it up, and if u buy from microcenter, you can get GTX 560 at or under 200$

    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?sortby=pricelow&Ntt=gtx+560&Ntk=all&Ntx=AllPartial
  20. Well, the 7850 outstrips the GTX 560 by quite a bit.
Ask a new question

Read More

Build Systems Product