First Budget Gaming Build $800

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: $800 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Skyrim, BF3, Minecraft, WoW, Guild Wars 2, Diablo, + future games, movies, as well as a light personal server

Parts Not Required: OS, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor (standard res now will by hd later) Already bought Cooler Master GX 750W Single +12V Rail for 60A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Please

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Full tower case (if that allows more expansion later on) intel vs amd no preference, but the "auto-overclocking" features of the newer intels are interesting to me

Overclocking: Maybe, not initially but might do some light overclocking as time goes by.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, not initially

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 currently but might change later on.

Additional Comments: First build. I would like a computer that will grow with me. Id like to be able to keep on adding on as time goes by.
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  1. Are you the same Eblack1 from zybez forums?
  2. azeem40 said:
    Are you the same Eblack1 from zybez forums?

  3. I figured as much. What settings do you plan to play at?

    I have a Radeon 7950 and on Skyrim at your res, I max it with AA and AF on the highest they can go, so at your budget, a 7850 should do the same, but with settings toned down a bit (still on ultra mind you).

    Are you near a microcenter? The reason I ask is because they have a $50 discount on Z77 and Z68 motherboards when you buy an i5-3570k/3770k and i5-2500k/i7-2600k/2700k.
  4. I wouldnt know. I live in central florida idk if you know if there is one nearby.
  5. Unfortunate that Florida has no microcenter.

    Honestly, I would not have bought that PSU. It is pretty crappy.
    A SIX for performance. That is pretty awful for a PSU to get.

    For $10 more, you could have gotten a TX750 V2, which gets a whopping 3.5 higher performance rating and a 2.5 higher overall rating.
  6. yeah I got it on sale last black friday lol. well if thats something i will have to upgrade later on then thats what i will have to do. I really just want to start building this computer because as you can tell i have had parts laying around for almost a year lol.
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    It should last for a bit since jonnyguru actually bothered to review it, lol.

    i5-3570k $230
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gen3 $115 (it dropped by a lot when I last looked at it)
    2x4GB Crucial Ballistix sport 1333 MHz $42
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB $100
    Radeon 7850 by Sapphire $250
    NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 $55
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18

    Total: $810
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