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Gaming PC build $700-1000 budget

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December 17, 2012 12:25:37 PM

Building a computer with budget ranging from $750-1000. Need to know what graphics card to get for mid-high end gaming. I'll be using a monitor of around 20-24". Don't want to spend TOO much on the card obviously because my budget for the whole computer (including monitor,keyboard,mouse etc.) is only 700-1000. I guess I could actually use help with every component of the computer honestly. This will be my first time ever building my own computer and I have no understanding on how the the stuff works. If someone could please put together a list of everything to build a good gaming PC with a $700-1000 budget, that would help a lot thanks.

Games i'll most likely be playing:

-Runescape in max graphics (RPG Game)
-Minecraft
-League of Legends
-MAYBE Call of Duty, probably not


Keep in mind not to use up all the $1000 budget, I need money left over for monitor and accessories.
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December 17, 2012 12:59:25 PM

Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $866.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 09:58 EST-0500)

This build will play all of them probably at their highest settings.Im sure you'll be proud of it.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 17, 2012 1:23:30 PM

Kamen_BG said:
Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $866.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 09:58 EST-0500)

This build will play all of them probably at their highest settings.Im sure you'll be proud of it.



Great build, but maybe try this PSU: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55515&vpn=PPCMK2S750&m... (free shipping as well) Then he can get a HD7950 instead of the HD7870. Just a suggestion.
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December 17, 2012 5:46:13 PM

No reason to put in an 850W power supply on a rig with a i5 and 7870.
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December 17, 2012 8:04:03 PM

That build deserves a GTX 660Ti or HD7950 IMO
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