Help with new 800 build

Approximate Purchase Date: this summer

Budget Range: 750-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: playing games lyk bf3 and other fps shooters

Parts Not Required:monitor keyboard mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywere safe and cheap

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: i prefer intel procesors over amd but willing to change if neederd

Overclocking: in the future

SLI or Crossfire: in future

Monitor Resolution: dont know

Additional Comments: this will be my first build and i would like it to be easy to upgrade in the future and be able to play bf3 and newer fps shooters coming out
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  1. So this build is above 800 right now, but it frequently drops below based on the graphs. Since you're buying this summer, you can just sit and wait for the price to decrease:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $814.92
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  2. just to be sure, do you need OS?

    I should also ask if you have a local nearby microcenter, or else the build above is void

    the 3rd thing is, you should never asked for a build this many weeks in advance, sales go and come by. if you had bought it now, for instance i would redirect you to the gtx 560ti/hd 6950 sale. but if i were to build it right now, something like this would work

    1tb Seagate Baracuda 1tb
    EVGA Gtx 560 SC
    Hyper 212+ EVO
    Rosewill Hive 650w+ Challenger case
    Asrock Pro3gen3 Z68 + 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance
    I5-2500k + Sony drive

    Total with shipping: 784.75. I would easily pump more into gpu with what i left over. if you need OS, then i have alot of cutting to do. BUT i will not do it now since you are asking for the build way to early. Computer parts easily change price and disappear over time.
  3. first i dont need a os
    next of all i dont think a micro center is anywere near were i live
    finaly i might not be building now but i think i might be able to buy now
  4. Add $20 if you don't live by a Microcenter. Forgot about that.

    Umm... dudwitbow, how can you give him a 560??? The 560Ti was supposed to compete with the 7850 (actually, the other way around) and LOST. The 7850 is WAY better. However, do look for combos. The main source of savings there is the GPU... that's why it costs less.


    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEEEASE do not buy ahead of build time. ALWAYS buy right before you're ready to build so that if you have a bad part, then you have time to return it. If your parts just sit there for a month and you find out one is bad, the RMA process may not be valid.
  5. o thanks for the advise this is my first build
  6. ddan49 said:
    Add $20 if you don't live by a Microcenter. Forgot about that.

    Umm... dudwitbow, how can you give him a 560??? The 560Ti was supposed to compete with the 7850 (actually, the other way around) and LOST. The 7850 is WAY better. However, do look for combos. The main source of savings there is the GPU... that's why it costs less.


    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEEEASE do not buy ahead of build time. ALWAYS buy right before you're ready to build so that if you have a bad part, then you have time to return it. If your parts just sit there for a month and you find out one is bad, the RMA process may not be valid.


    I gave him a 560 because i didnt want to push his budget post shipping. the last thing when i would hate to see is somthing that over budgets a build after setting an upper limit already. as his lower limit was 750
  7. Ah... shipping. Well, I didn't really ever incorporate that into my stuff. However, the OP would have to specify that in the Budget Range section of the sticky.
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