New Budget Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Very Soon

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 700 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Case (Antec 300) PSU (Antec EarthWatts 650W)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional Comments: Just want to make sure its a solid build.

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Gigabyte GV-R687OC-1GD AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.1 x16 Video Card
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364079

Crucial 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382101

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD5000AAKX - OEM
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0352164

Thanks guys.
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  2. Thanks, I fixed my post.
  3. It looks good, but with your budget, you can up the GPU to:

    Gigabyte 7850 ($270)
    or
    EVGA 560 Ti Superclocked ($225 after MIR)

    And if you plan over overclocking, don't forget an aftermarket cooler.
    Hyper 212 Plus ($20 after MIR)
  4. Thanks for the advice. I forgot to include the cost of Windows in the OP so I don't think I can afford a better GPU at the moment.
  5. elpfd said:
    Thanks for the advice. I forgot to include the cost of Windows in the OP so I don't think I can afford a better GPU at the moment.


    You should seriously consider websites other than microcenter. Despite their excellent deals on CPU and Mobo, the other stuff is slightly higher in price relative to newegg, tigerdirect and amazon. In addition, you will have to pay sales tax in most states plus the gas cost of driving there (microcenter is far enough from me that it wasn't much savings after that).

    RAM
    Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB ($47)
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2x4GB ($49)

    HDD
    Western Digital Blue 500 GB ($65 after MIR)
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