Need Help Building Gaming Computer $600 - 850

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.
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  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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
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