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Need Help Building Gaming Computer $600 - 850

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July 12, 2012 7:23:35 PM

Hi everyone, I wanted to build a new computer for gaming purposes mainly in the next week or two. I haven't built a computer in a long time so I've just been reading reviews, but I'm relatively out of the loop. So any advice is appreciated. Thanks

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $600 - 850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet use, media (movies/music)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse. I have a monitor, but I will probably need to upgrade it.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Leaning towards GTX GPU, not sure on the CPU/Motherboard yet. Pretty open to any suggestions for all parts.

Overclocking: Most likely in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution

Additional Comments: I want to be able to play MMO (ie. Diablo 3, Wow) and RTS ( ie. Starcraft) at Ultra settings with no issues. I would like to have good first person shooter capabilities, but if my budget isn't enough it's understandable.
a c 287 4 Gaming
July 12, 2012 7:35:31 PM

A little over $850 but here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.84 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $869.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 12, 2012 8:04:40 PM

These are my recommendations that fit within your budget comfortably and will be able to max out on every single game in the market right now at 1920 x 1080 easily.

i5 2500k (

msi 7850, the 7850 outclasses any graphics card that Nvida offers at the same price point, you might even consider the more expensive 7870. (

ASRock z75 mainboard (

8 gigs RAM (

WD 500 gig hard drive (

SeaSonic 520 Watt PSU Bronze Certified (

and there's a significant amount of money left in your budget for a good aftermarket cooler/case at your preference :p  best of luck on your build.

July 12, 2012 8:05:37 PM

Budget Rig

Had this for you...lets merge some of this stuff with g-unit1111...

Get his CPU
Get my Cooler
Get our mobo
get his memory
get my video card at least, if you can get a better one go for it
get my case
get my power supply
Hard drives...I recommend mine just because i list a ssd and hdd. this will make a huge difference in diablo iii and like games.

This should come out to a ball park of $700