650 USD Gaming Build Tags: New Build Intel i5 Systems Last response: July 22, 2012 11:17 PM in Systems Share AcidBlob July 22, 2012 10:17:47 PM So far I've got: Sapphire HD 6950 from Amazon (200 after rebates). 2x4GB DDR3 1600 RAM from Newegg (57) 600W OCZ ModXStream PSU from Newegg (50 after rebates) Something cheap/good (like Antec 300) (50-70) What I need help with is the CPU and the Motherboard: CPU considering: i5-2500K, i5-2400, i5-3450, i5-3550 (160-200, from MicroCenter) motherboard: ??? (70-90 or close) Trying to keep the price at about 650, and prioritize around gaming and nothing else. No plans for overclocking. Unlikely to add a second video card. Any suggestions on the parts choose? And what to pick for CPU and MB? Thanks in advance. More about : 650 usd gaming build obsama1 July 22, 2012 10:21:53 PM Microcenter gives $50 off the motherboard when you get an i5-3570K. So, get the i5-3570K and Asrock Pro 3 for for $44.99 after the $50 is taken off. Then, you pay $235 for mobo+CPU. m 0 l AcidBlob July 22, 2012 10:45:39 PM That's worth considering, how does the i5-3570K hold up against the i5-2500K? Also, is it worth changing the GPU to an HD 7850? m 0 l Related resources Help for building a new gaming rig 600-650 USD. - Forum 650 USD Intel Gaming Computer Need Build Advice - Forum Gaming PC Build Need Help (Less than $650 USD) - Forum Gaming System. $650 USD. 1st time build. - Forum Advice on my 650USD build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azeem40 July 22, 2012 10:47:17 PM i5-3570k is similar at a lower OC. m 0 l bigcyco1 July 22, 2012 11:10:11 PM well a 7850 can be overclocked close to a 580 so i would say yes it worth upgrading to a 7850 m 0 l azeem40 July 22, 2012 11:17:19 PM Yep, when Oced, the 7850 is a bit better than the 570 and close to the 580, while using A LOT less power. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Budget gaming laptop under 650 USD Forum Budget gaming laptop recommendation within $650 USD. Forum SolvedNeed a good gaming build at 500 USD Forum SolvedNew Build: gaming rig for 500-700 USD Forum SolvedNeed help with my Budget gaming 2000 USD build Forum SolvedGaming Build Under 2000USD Forum SolvedGaming PC Build NZD$800-$1200 Budget, USD$700-$1050 Forum Solved500USD budget gaming build(no streaming, 1 monitor) Forum SolvedNeed some help with new gaming computer build - Budget USD$1025 Forum 650-800 USD all parts build Forum need help for newbie gaming rig, 600-650usd budget. Forum Solved450-500(USD) Gaming PC Build Forum New 500-650 USD Gaming Rig Forum SolvedPc gaming build? 700 usd Forum Solved$1500-2000 USD Gaming/Video Editing Build, 13 Years Old and Need Some Advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !