Solved $1200 Gaming PC Review/Suggestions Tags: New Build Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Related ressources Mild Gaming Build [ Review/Suggestions ] - Forum New System Build Review/Suggestions - Forum Finalising C2D Build For Gaming - Need review/suggestions - Forum 1st Build - Please Review/Suggest - Forum Best $ 1200 Upgradeable Gaming PC - Forum Ask the community Publish TheBigTroll July 7, 2012 10:51:37 AM no.. the larger the monitor, the less pixel density=not as clear images | Report abuse TheBigTroll July 7, 2012 10:51:57 AM plus this one is a pretty good deal | Report abuse Roninator July 17, 2012 2:48:04 AM Best answer selected by Roninator. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>$1200 Gaming PC Review/Suggestions> Related ressources: ForumFirst Time Gaming PC Build $1000-$ 1200 ForumNew Gaming PC , $ 1200 -$1400 budget ForumGaming and silent PC build ($ 1200 ) Forum[Homebuilt] $ 1200 -1400 Gaming PC Advice Please Forum$ 1200 gaming PC Forum$ 1200 -1500 Gaming PC ForumLooking for help with a new Gaming PC ($ 1200 budget) ForumBuilding a $ 1200 gaming PC ForumU$$ 1200 Gaming PC Forum$800- 1200 USD Gaming PC build ForumBuilding a gaming pc under 1200 . Your view on parts? ForumNew Gaming /Development home PC - $ 1200 budget ForumMini ITX Living Room Gaming /Multimedia Pc <$ 1200 ForumNew gaming PC. Thoughts? ForumGaming rig for £400 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !