~First Gaming Build $800

Approximate Purchase Date: *Hopefully* this month.

Budget Range: $800 or less.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video + photo editing, watching movies, and surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: OS, mouse, keyboard, mouse pad, monitor, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and NCIX.com

Country: United States.

Parts Preferences: Asus GPU, Asus Mobo, Cosair RAM + PSU, Intel CPU, Cooler Master CPU Fan

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: My first gaming build. I was really looking for the cheapest build in my range, but still make sure it is powerful enough to run BF3 on ultra if not with a crazy amount of FPS, but enough for smooth gameplay. I would like the PC to be a little quite rather than the noisy build I have now, but I will be using headsets so it won't really matter.

My current thoughs on what I should get:

CPU: i5 2500k

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1058

GPU: Asus 7850 2GB

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JLFV7U/?tag=pcpapi-20 (Couldn't find on Newegg or NCIX, hopefully it will restock by then.)

CPU Fan: CM Hyper 212 EVO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Case: Antec Nine Hundred

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=21123&vpn=NINE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=Antec

I used PCPartPicker to find these for the cheapest, do you guys recommend this site?
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  5. Hey, hang tight while i update this post :D

    Build:
    I Didn't take into consideration of your preferences only because you are on a tight budget for what you want :)
    Cpu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Gpu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609 (I'd prefer sapphire)
    Mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    HDD:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
    Totals around 800ish? feel free to pic a different case for saving money and consider a smaller power supply if you are not going to sli/crossfire :3 i hope this helps
  6. What mobo and psu do you have atm ?
  7. My mobo is P5N-T deluxe and have a OCZ600SXS which will both be upgraded too, but I need to start out with the other components first. I want to know if my current PSU would be enough in the end.

    For my Antec 900, you still think it is a big enough case and good enough air flow?
  8. Firelance said:
    My mobo is P5N-T deluxe and have a OCZ600SXS which will both be upgraded too, but I need to start out with the other components first. I want to know if my current PSU would be enough in the end.

    For my Antec 900, you still think it is a big enough case and good enough air flow?


    Your case and power supply seem fine for my suggested build :3

    If you choose not to get a new power supply I would suggest a i5-3570k instead with a new motherboard
  9. Firelance said:
    My mobo is P5N-T deluxe and have a OCZ600SXS which will both be upgraded too, but I need to start out with the other components first. I want to know if my current PSU would be enough in the end.

    For my Antec 900, you still think it is a big enough case and good enough air flow?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131247 <----- If that's your mobo then it won't work. You need a socket 1155 board.
  10. Why_Me said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131247 <----- If that's your mobo then it won't work. You need a socket 1155 board.

    Yes.. I know. That is why I am asking you guys on my current build so far. I didn't say I dont need a new mobo or PSU, that is the part I was stuck on and wanted you guys to help me with. As for the build I have so far, do you think I should go with SB as I posted above or Ivy?
  11. Firelance said:
    Yes.. I know. That is why I am asking you guys on my current build so far. I didn't say I dont need a new mobo or PSU, that is the part I was stuck on and wanted you guys to help me with. As for the build I have so far, do you think I should go with SB as I posted above or Ivy?


    Defiantly ivy bridge, people complain you can't overclock as much but i have a feeling your not maxing your oc, It has a 10% improvement clock for clock over sandy bridge

    As for your build everything is fine and i would recommend an Asrock extreme 3 gen 3
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