Solved ~$800 First Time Custom Gaming Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: June 11, 2012 1:05 PM in Systems Share pmcgondel May 30, 2012 2:17:17 PM Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 Months Budget Range: $600-800 After Rebates, before tax System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, School, Internet Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, microcenter.com Country: USA Parts Preferences: No Preference, First Build Overclocking: Not right away, possibly in future SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: Need to buy a monitor as well Additional Comments: I'm looking to use integrated graphics while I save up for a nice video card Case and PSU Combo - $190 Combo Price Free Shipping Rosewill Thor V2 White Edition With Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo and CPU Combo - $280 Before Tax, No Shipping Needed ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard With Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... HDD- OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $95 After Rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have a 320GB 7200 RPM HD That i'll use for storage Ram- Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD Drive- Not Blueray, Looking for suggestions here Monitor- Looking for suggestions here Total so far : $615 Any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks in advance More about : 800 time custom gaming build Best solution TheBigTroll May 30, 2012 2:52:09 PM do not get the agility 3. it has a high failure rate. get something like a crucial m4 128gb. its much better dont get hyperx ram. they run at higher voltages and will make your memory controller die faster. get something like crucial ballistix sport or mushkin blackline better case is antec 302 and xfx 550-650w power supply. get the hyper 212 evo for better cooling. in the future when you have money, get the gtx 670 from asus or gigabyte or msi. they have good coolers pmcgondel May 30, 2012 3:33:22 PM Thanks! Would Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 ram be any better? Related resources New Gaming System Build : first time custom build - Forum Please advise on my new ( first time ) custom build . - Forum New first time custom build about $1500(need info as soon as possible) - Forum First Time Buying Custom Build - Help. - Forum First time build advice £ 800 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TheBigTroll May 30, 2012 4:05:57 PM its good but the heat spreaders are a bit too high. get either low profile versions or what i said before pmcgondel May 30, 2012 4:54:29 PM So I switched out the agility 3 for the crucial m4, and i've decided to get the crucial ballistix sport 1600, as well as the hyper 212 evo. I'm going to keep the case and the psu. Thanks for your help any suggestions on a decent monitor? TheBigTroll May 30, 2012 5:44:47 PM asus ve247h or vs247h-p. they are about the same TheBigTroll May 30, 2012 5:45:12 PM or anything with 1080p and 2-5ms resposne times azeem40 May 30, 2012 7:51:38 PM The PSU he has combo'd is just fine. The HIVE series is high quality. TheBigTroll May 30, 2012 10:23:18 PM yeahh....im not a big fan of newegg's house brand other than their keyboards pmcgondel June 11, 2012 1:05:09 PM Best answer selected by pmcgondel. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst custom build - $ 800 budget - help please! ForumFirst Time Budget Gaming Build Compatibility Check ForumFirst custom Build advice ForumMy First Build : $ 800 Gaming Rig and How Good Is It? ForumFirst Time Build $ 800 Gaming PC-Need Advice ForumLong- time lurker - First Build $3,000-$4,000 Gaming Rig Forum$ 800 -$1000 Gaming System - First Time Builder ForumFirst time building a budget gaming rig. ForumFirst Time HTPC Build under $ 800 ForumFirst time gaming build ForumFirst time custom build help?! ForumStrict $ 800 first-time build Forum$600-$ 800 Gaming PC Build , 1st Time so I need help! ForumFirst time build , ~$ 800 ForumDat build... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !