$700-$750 Budget Gaming Build

I'm Looking to build a gaming PC for a friend but she doesn't have that much money so im throwing some in to help her out.

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: $700-$750 before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com ONLY

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, Intel, Corsair

Overclocking: Possibly

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Please make it a Quad core Processor.

I already have Ram, Case, and Video Card picked out, Here it is, tell me if i should change.

CASE= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119256 ($59.99 @ Newegg.com)

Video Card= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406 ($249.99 @ Newegg.com)

Ram= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 ($46.99 @ Newegg.com)

THANKS!
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  1. Good choices on the video card and ram (which I use). Here's a list of my recommendations for a similar build (I'm too lazy to look them up again).
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/348078-31-suitable-gaming-computer
  2. your not going to be able to get a overclocking quad core processor and a aftermarket cooler and 7850 in a 750 build all buying from newegg
  3. bigcyco1 said:
    your not going to be able to get a overclocking quad core processor and a aftermarket cooler and 7850 in a 750 build all buying from newegg


    Sure you can.


    CPU: Intel i5-2500k $199.99
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $100
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb + DVD Burner Combo $80
    Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition - $35
    RAM: PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $27
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600W $45 after rebate/promo code
    GPU: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 $230
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler $20

    Well, the CPU you can save $20 on by not buying from Newegg, but you get the point. Can go a bit up or down on the motherboard too depending on what you're after. But as long as you don't overkill the RAM and the case, it can be done. Most of this was in the other thread, but those couple of changes make it come out to just under $740.
  4. capt_taco said:
    Sure you can.


    CPU: Intel i5-2500k $199.99
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $100
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb + DVD Burner Combo $80
    Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition - $35
    RAM: PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $27
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600W $45 after rebate/promo code
    GPU: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 $230
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler $20

    Well, the CPU you can save $20 on by not buying from Newegg, but you get the point. Can go a bit up or down on the motherboard too depending on what you're after. But as long as you don't overkill the RAM and the case, it can be done. Most of this was in the other thread, but those couple of changes make it come out to just under $740.
    That's a nice build but i thought he only wanted to buy from newegg and you forgot os ;)
  5. that's good but change to this bundle otherwise no overclocking http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910439 $329.98 save: $10.00
    ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K and get this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095 i know it cost more but the one you picked is bad two of my friends bought it and they both died within a few months :pfff:
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