800 Dollar Gaming Computer

After thorough and extensive research, I think I have put together the best computer possible for under 800 dollars. Tell me what you think!

Approximate Purchase Date: a couple of days.

Budget Range: 750-800 Canadian Dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Homework, Surfing, Home Media

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Headset/Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca, or pretty much anywhere reputable with good prices.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Anything reliable and well known.

Overclocking: Maybe a little bit, just to try it out.

SLI or Crossfire: Almost definitely not.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want this computer to last me at an absolute minimum 4 years. I also need an operating system, not included in the budget.

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I have pretty much chosen out all of the parts. This is the public wishlist on NewEgg:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14677189

Is there anything there that doesn't look good, or I could get a better deal for?

Thank you in advance!
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  1. If the main purpose is gaming, you'd do better with an i3-2120 and a Radeon 7850 instead.
  2. I've had a 6850 on a previous computer that I had to return, and I was very happy with it. I don't need any more. I also prefer the better third-gen processor for future proofing and everything else in general.
  3. Can someone tell me if the power supply is any good?
  4. The PSU is decent.

    Have you considered getting a card reader that can read USB 3.0 as well? The z77 boards have USB 3.0 header support.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223119
  5. You can save a little and get a bit better deal for your case and power supply with this bundle saving $10.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.976577

    and this Motherboard/cpu combo --- same as you have just combo cheaper by saving $12

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975657

    Also if you're ordering by tomorrow you could get this hard drive regularly $139.99 for $79.99 with this promo code EMCNDNJ42 saving you even more and still a good hard drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  6. moornix said:
    The PSU is decent.

    Have you considered getting a card reader that can read USB 3.0 as well? The z77 boards have USB 3.0 header support.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223119


    I'm pretty sure the case already has 3.0, and there are back ports on the motherboard, aren't there?
  7. Rawyn said:
    You can save a little and get a bit better deal for your case and power supply with this bundle saving $10.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.976577

    and this Motherboard/cpu combo --- same as you have just combo cheaper by saving $12

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975657

    Also if you're ordering by tomorrow you could get this hard drive regularly $139.99 for $79.99 with this promo code EMCNDNJ42 saving you even more and still a good hard drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185


    Wow, thanks a lot for those combos! I think I'm going to stick with the 6gb/s instead though, I can afford it with the combo deals you gave me ;)
  8. chrigreg said:
    I'm pretty sure the case already has 3.0, and there are back ports on the motherboard, aren't there?


    The details only say "2 USB ports" so I just assume that those are USB 2.0 (3.0 is usually blue colored ports).

    There is a Rosewill Challanger U3 that comes with USB 3.0 for $10 more (+$5 shipping).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

    The Gigabyte z77 UD5H comes with front panel USB reader, but the DS3H does not.
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.951196

    I found this combo. It comes with a mobo with 4 back usb 3.0 ports, and it has a 5 egg rating as opposed to a 3. I also save another 5 or 10 bucks.
  10. Here's an idea to get more power into the gpu:
    Dvd Burner
    Source 210
    7850
    Ram
    Hyper 212 evo
    Corsair cx600+ Seagate 500gb HDD
    i5 2500k + Asrock z68
    Total $806.91 ($786.91 After Rebates)

    This is how I would speend $800. Just a thought.
  11. chrigreg said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.951196

    I found this combo. It comes with a mobo with 4 back usb 3.0 ports, and it has a 5 egg rating as opposed to a 3. I also save another 5 or 10 bucks.


    All z77 mobo have usb 3.0 on the back. I only suggested the card reader so you have front usb 3.0 too. It is only a matter of preference. If you can save another 5 to 10 bucks, go for it. The i5-3570k will work great with the D3H.

    You can save $1 by going with the Lite On dvd burner.

    G-Skill Ares RAM or Mushkin Blackline RAM may save you a couple of dollars as well. Both are pretty reliable like the Kingston.
  12. moornix said:
    All z77 mobo have usb 3.0 on the back. I only suggested the card reader so you have front usb 3.0 too. It is only a matter of preference. If you can save another 5 to 10 bucks, go for it. The i5-3570k will work great with the D3H.

    You can save $1 by going with the Lite On dvd burner.

    G-Skill Ares RAM or Mushkin Blackline RAM may save you a couple of dollars as well. Both are pretty reliable like the Kingston.


    Yeah, the front usb 3.0 doesn't matter that much to me. I won't use it a whole lot anyway, I only have one external HDD that uses 3.0.

    The 1 dollar doesn't really matter to me that much :P and yeah, I switched out the RAM to G.Skill Ripjaws X for 10 dollars more.

    On a side note, I found a 120gb mushkin ssd for 99 dollars. Is this a good deal?
  13. chrigreg said:
    Yeah, the front usb 3.0 doesn't matter that much to me. I won't use it a whole lot anyway, I only have one external HDD that uses 3.0.

    The 1 dollar doesn't really matter to me that much :P and yeah, I switched out the RAM to G.Skill Ripjaws X for 10 dollars more.

    On a side note, I found a 120gb mushkin ssd for 99 dollars. Is this a good deal?


    Good on the RAM. The kingston one had voltage that was a little too high. The higher voltage won't necessarily damage the pc, but Ivy Bridge CPUs are designed for 1.5 V.

    I don't generally buy SSDs, so I'm not sure. Looking at Newegg, $99 is about the normal price.
  14. Sorry for necroing, but I didn't want to make a new thread over this. Would the i5-3570k from newegg come with thermal paste? I know it comes with the fan and heatsink.
  15. Yes, it will be pre applied to the heatsink.
  16. Okay, thanks, I wasn't sure about that. And one last question: what would be the hardest part of putting the entire computer together?
  17. I honestly think the hardest part for first time builders is connecting the power button to the motherboard.
  18. zooted said:
    I honestly think the hardest part for first time builders is connecting the power button to the motherboard.



    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  19. Lol, the hardest thing for me was cable management. Bought a bunch of extra zip ties to deal with it.
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