800$ gaming build, first time

hi everyone, this forum was suggested to me by a friend, he said it was a great place to get advise so hears my plans ( well kinda )

Approximate Purchase Date:once I get the money saved up ( I currently have about 1/2 of it ) ( late july, hopefully before september)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games >recording/editing video ( I like to do game lets plays )> surfing >schoolwork > everything else

Parts Not Required: Screen, keyboard, mouse, some cords ( I have some misc. Ethernet and those wide blue ones ling around )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg ( the less sites the better )

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Sorry Im new to this, but I've had good experiences with nivida, intel, and Texas Instrument

Overclocking: Yes, as much as I can xD

SLI or Crossfire: what?

Monitor Resolution: umm.. its a 20 inch flatscreen TV its 720P if that helps

Additional Comments: well needs to run almost anything I throw at it ( run most games at at least 20 FPS )

so far my parts are:

ASUS F1A75-V pro motherboard
AMD ( my friend swears my them ) FX processor ( cant remember which one )
samsung 4GB ram card x2
western digital 500 GB HDD
antec 500W power supply
NZXT source case
Sapphire RAdeon HD 7850 2GB
windows 7 home premium 64bit ( my freind has a "legit" ( see my air quotes, I think he pirated it :P ) copy of Win7 he said He may let me use xD )

yes, I know, I didn't include any of my favorite brands in there, and thats because A friend of mine swears up and down by all those companies.

thanks for any advise/help, and this is 100% subject to change xD
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  1. Your friend is what called a AMD fanboy and hes not correct intel is better lol here a build for you GPU: $320- XFX Radeon$320 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

    CPU & Optical Drive: $196- i5-2400 & Asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.972823

    PSU & RAM: $95- Corsair CX500 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.956868

    Motherboard & HDD: $200- Asrock Z77 Pro4 & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.977721 Total(Excluding Rebates): 812 USD

    Rebates: $30
  2. It is going to be difficult to keep the total build cost at or below $800 with a $320 videocard. The AMD Chip may have been suggested for cost control measures.
  3. rwayne said:
    It is going to be difficult to keep the total build cost at or below $800 with a $320 videocard. The AMD Chip may have been suggested for cost control measures.
    that's true
  4. Here a AMD build if you prefer PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $786.64
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  5. what you could do is change cpu and mobo Try this

    ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    bundled with:

    1x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz ...
    $394.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.959052 the rest of your build is good
  6. 1

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151244
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146075
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136769
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant


    PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814131457
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate


    PowerColor Professional Graphics Interface Card Supporter Model POWER JACK
    Item #: N82E16814999028
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$14.99 Saving


    AMD Gift - AMD Gaming Evolved Three For Free Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800995122
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$99.99 Saving


    Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817371035
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$35.00 Instant


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231274
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115089
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813138344
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$45.00 Instant
    -$18.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate

    Subtotal: $812.92 newegg
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