Gaming pc build under $800

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $700-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: First build, i know very little bout all this.

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Well im gonna try my hand and building a pc. main reason is i dont wanna over pay for junk. The only thing i will be using it for is gaming. i will be hooking it up to my 42" monitor. for some reason i lean twards intel and geforce, but i am open to any suggestions at all. Thanks in advance for all the help!!
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  1. This is a little over budget but should give you some idea of what to look for:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Seasonic S12II 620W - $84.99
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE - $119.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450S - $199.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce 560TI - $249.99

    Total: $846.92
  2. I agree with what g-unit said, except change the graphics card to this:
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB $249.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    Then, save money by getting:
    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge $124.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-Intel-_-19115077
  3. Merueth said:
    I agree with what g-unit said, except change the graphics card to this:
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986


    They're both good cards - you can't go wrong either way.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    They're both good cards - you can't go wrong either way.

    True, but considering the 7850 wins out in most games and OC's better, it's very difficult not to go with it considering the 560 Ti you mentioned is the same price as the 7850.
  5. holy cow you guys are fast! thank you! im slightly flexible on budget, so im sure i could make it work.
  6. Will there be any noticable differnce going with the Intel Core i3-2120 over the i5-3450s?
  7. rphutch said:
    Will there be any noticable differnce going with the Intel Core i3-2120 over the i5-3450s?

    As of now, most games will only use two cores. There are exceptions, but the i3 will not bottleneck the 7850 by much if at all. In a year or so though, you may need to upgrade it, so I would buy the 3450 now if you have some leeway with your budget.

    Edit: This PSU will help you save some money:
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $46 after rebate, $71 before
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
  8. Just what i wanted to know. thank you! i think i will fork out the extra dough. Psu edit noted, ill take every little savings i can get!
  9. rphutch said:
    Just what i wanted to know. thank you! i think i will fork out the extra dough. Psu edit noted, ill take every little savings i can get!

    Ok, your total should come to around $850-900. Have fun with your new PC! :)
  10. Just ordered everything! thanks guys! :)
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