Going for a ~$700 Gaming Rig, how does this look? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 12, 2012 1:35 AM in Systems Share iamportal July 12, 2012 12:53:48 AM I'm building a reasonably cheap gaming rig, with a total budget of around $700 Here's what i'm planning right now: CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Total: $733 Ideally, i'd like to stick with an Ivy bridge CPU, but i'm open to any advice More about : 700 gaming rig Raiddinn July 12, 2012 1:13:58 AM XMS RAM is one of the worst kinds, I would get something else instead of that. Otherwise, everything looks ok. The Extreme 4 may be a little overkill-ish, though. m 0 l iamportal July 12, 2012 1:27:15 AM Thanks how does this look? Do you have a cheaper suggestion for an ivy bridge compatible motherboard? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Raiddinn July 12, 2012 1:35:30 AM Ripjaws is a whole lot better than XMS RAM is. The motherboard I have (Asrock Z77 Pro4) is a good one too and a bit less expensive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ~$700 Gaming Rig, How does it look? Forum SolvedI'm building a new gaming rig - how does this look? Forum SolvedBuilding a moderate gaming rig. How does this one look? Forum SolvedBuilding a moderate gaming rig. How does this one look? Forum i5 4690k Gaming Rig! How does it look? Forum Going for a maxed out system, will be image editing and gaming. How does this look? Forum SolvedHow does my rig look for upcoming games Forum SolvedHow does this look for a gaming rig? Forum Solved£700 build, how does it look? :) Forum How does this Gaming Rig look? Forum How does this setup look for a gaming rig [First ever build] Forum How does this Gaming Rig Look ? Forum How does this look for a small gaming rig? Forum How does this look for a gaming rig? Forum $800 gaming rig, how does this look? Forum How does this gaming rig build look? Need suggestions! Forum SolvedHow does this look. (£700) Forum The $800 gaming rig! How does it look? Forum Going for my first PC build, how does this look and do I need to add anything? Forum SolvedHow does this custom gaming PC look? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !