Building A Gaming Rig

Hi Guys!

I am trying to build a gaming rig which should be multitasking for other stuff like school work. I looked for the parts on different sites but i get stuck on certain parts such as CPU fans, motherboard, CD/Dvd, hard drive and power supply.

My Budget is 850$ including keyboard/Mouse.

Need it 1-2 weeks
Looking For :
3rd generation intel CPU's possibly be unlocked (K)
Good Graphics card which can run most games on high/Max
Must be upgradable in the future or atleast run for 2-3 years
Must be atleast 16 GB memory.
Need Windows 7

Please provide the links to the parts where you will find it. :)

I could raise few dollars more if you guys think i could get something better by doing that. Also, the sites should be reliable!

Open to all suggestions guys. Need your help :)
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  1. Why do you "need" 16gb of RAM? Extra RAM will only help some with photoshopping, adobe applications, and video editing. 8gb is more than enough. You're better off to dump all the cash you can in the CPU and GPU. They will obviously be the heart of the computer in every application you run.

    This will do most games at high settings, some at ultra...
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d9Yg

    If you can dump some more cash into the build, step up the GPU to something like this...

    SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Video%20Cards-_-Sapphire%20Tech-_-14102987&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

    Or this...

    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662
  2. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504#top


    MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293#top


    RAM: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB @1600mhz CL9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544#top


    GPU:SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987#top


    HDD: 500GB Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181#top


    ODD: Samsung DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244


    Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025#top




    PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093


    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065#top
    Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 920-002950 Black 8 Hot Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126197#top $843.91
  3. Thanks Guys! will definitely look into those :)

    @ Bigcyco-- the case will have all the fans right ? If i want to upgrade my ram in the future i will have the slots to do it ?
    Thanks its a cool build. I will just make the hard drive to 1TB and i should be fine!

    This will be my first built so i will be asking many questions. Appreciate your help!

    Anymore suggestions please keep them posting here! Thanks :)
  4. DeusAres said:
    Why do you "need" 16gb of RAM? Extra RAM will only help some with photoshopping, adobe applications, and video editing. 8gb is more than enough. You're better off to dump all the cash you can in the CPU and GPU. They will obviously be the heart of the computer in every application you run.

    This will do most games at high settings, some at ultra...
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d9Yg

    If you can dump some more cash into the build, step up the GPU to something like this...

    SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Video%20Cards-_-Sapphire%20Tech-_-14102987&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

    Or this...

    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662


    Thanks Man! it looks really good :) This one will be upgradeable also in the future ?
  5. john_XD said:
    Thanks Guys! will definitely look into those :)

    @ Bigcyco-- the case will have all the fans right ? If i want to upgrade my ram in the future i will have the slots to do it ?
    Thanks its a cool build. I will just make the hard drive to 1TB and i should be fine!

    This will be my first built so i will be asking many questions. Appreciate your help!

    Anymore suggestions please keep them posting here! Thanks :)
    Yes the case does and of course you'll be able to upgrade the ram ;)
  6. john_XD said:
    Thanks Man! it looks really good :) This one will be upgradeable also in the future ?


    Yup, upgrades shouldn't be a problem at all. RAM is typically the easiest to upgrade. Just drop a couple more sticks in there when you get the cash, and you're good to go. You should also be able to do crossfire. just make sure you hang on to that crossfire bridge. Although, I'd just recommend replacing the GPU altogether if you get the cash. The 6870 is fairly old to be doing crossfire with. :)
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