Solved $1200 Gaming PC Review/Suggestions Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 17, 2012 2:48 AM in Systems Share Roninator July 7, 2012 12:47:55 AM These are the parts I have managed to select for my build. I was wondering if you guys could review them and add any suggestions. I wouldn't mind trimming a little bit of the price off. The computer will be used primarily for gaming, but will also be my everyday school rig. Should run at 1920x1080 resolution? I will use it with both the monitor and my 42inch TV. Since I have settled on a 3570K and the Radeon 7850 it seems it would be in my best interest to overclock them, so would I need some aftermarket cooling as well? All input is welcome. I am in no way set on these parts, but it is simply my starting point. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.28 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: OCZ 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Monitor: AOC i2353Ph 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1206.15 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) More about : 1200 gaming review suggestions obsama1 July 7, 2012 12:52:55 AM OCZ PSU's are good, but try to get one from a better company. SG Green HDD's have an insanely high failure rate. Get any other HDD. The 7850 and i5 overclock very well, and you will get a lot of performance from this rig. m 0 l Best solution TheBigTroll July 7, 2012 1:08:55 AM i can do better asus card has good cooling so id go with it instead of the sapphire. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bwTZ fully upgradable to 2 7850s Share Related resources Mild Gaming Build [Review/Suggestions] - Forum Finalising C2D Build For Gaming - Need review/suggestions - Forum Building a gaming pc for $1200 - Forum 1200$ Gaming PC Build (Peripherals Included) - Forum Help with gaming pc build $1200-1300 (Canada) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Roninator July 7, 2012 1:29:36 AM That looks pretty perfect to me Troll... so if prices drop on the 7850 in the future I can snag another one to boost performance? Would there be any reason to get a little bit larger monitor than that one? m 0 l TheBigTroll July 7, 2012 10:51:37 AM no.. the larger the monitor, the less pixel density=not as clear images m 0 l TheBigTroll July 7, 2012 10:51:57 AM plus this one is a pretty good deal m 0 l Roninator July 17, 2012 2:48:04 AM Best answer selected by Roninator. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming PC Build NZD$800-$1200 Budget, USD$700-$1050 Forum Solved1200 Gaming PC AUSTRALIAN PART PICKER Forum SolvedGaming PC for $1800/£1200? Forum SolvedPC BUILD For GAMING HELP? £1200/1900$ Forum SolvedPlease Help Me With a Approx. $1200 Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedI've saved $1200. Will someone help me build the best Gaming PC possible on my budget? Forum SolvedGaming pc 1200$ Forum Solved$1200 ULTRA Gaming PC BUILD. Forum SolvedBest 1200 Dollar gaming pc? Forum Solved$1200 gaming pc Forum SolvedNeed a good gaming and video making pc build - Budget $1200+ Forum SolvedHelp with building antec 1200 v3 gaming pc Forum SolvedHardcore gaming pc 1200-1500 Forum SolvedMicro-Atx Gaming pc build (budget USD$1000-1200) Forum Solved~$1200 Gaming/Editing PC. Is my build any good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !