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: $733 Ideally, i'd like to stick with an Ivy bridge CPU, but i'm open to any advice More about : 700 gaming rig Raiddinn July 12, 2012 1:13:58 AM XMS RAM is one of the worst kinds, I would get something else instead of that. Otherwise, everything looks ok. The Extreme 4 may be a little overkill-ish, though. iamportal July 12, 2012 1:27:15 AM Thanks how does this look? Do you have a cheaper suggestion for an ivy bridge compatible motherboard? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Raiddinn July 12, 2012 1:35:30 AM Ripjaws is a whole lot better than XMS RAM is. The motherboard I have (Asrock Z77 Pro4) is a good one too and a bit less expensive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum~$ 700 Gaming Rig , How does it look ? ForumThe $800 gaming rig ! How does it look ? ForumHow Does My 1st Build Look for ~$ 700 Budget ForumHow does this look for a gaming rig ? ForumFirst try in awhile - sub $ 700 gaming rig ForumHow does this Gaming Rig Look ? ForumHow does this look for a small gaming rig ? Forum$ 700 Gaming Rig Help ForumFirst build ~$ 700 how does it look ? ForumHow does this look for gaming / future upgrades? ForumHow Does it Look ? Gaming Pc Forum$600- 700 Gaming Rig - Looking for Advice! ForumWould this be a good build for my gaming rig under $ 700 ForumHow does this setup look for a gaming rig [First ever build] ForumBuying gaming PC on Cragislist, how does it look ? ForumMy Build 700 dollar budget Gaming Rig Forum$1, 700 Gaming Rig Forum$500- 700 Gaming rig advice(first time buider) ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !