Casual gaming rig Tags: New Build Systems Last response: August 7, 2012 3:48 AM in Systems Share toofrusterated August 7, 2012 1:20:15 AM Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: $700 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: CPU, MoBO, Graphics card, RAM, probably Power source (it's 6 years old not sure what kind) Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca Location: Ontario, Canada Parts Preferences: None Overclocking: Probably not SLI or Crossfire: umm.... Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 for now may upgrade later on down the road to something better Additional Comments: Only a casual online gamer (mmo's rpg's) but would like it to look good without chugging Why Are You Upgrading: it's been about 6 years since I got this computer and it needs upgrading These are parts I was originally thinking of while looking at the articles on this site and seemed like a good deal. Feel free to suggest others CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz Graphics Card: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Thanks. More about : casual gaming rig | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove aqualipt August 7, 2012 1:22:27 AM Hmmm... we are going to need an exact budget to help you, you can get a ~500$ HTPC or a ~1000$ gaming PC... you have to specify your budget. | Report abuse toofrusterated August 7, 2012 1:38:23 AM Sorry I've changed it. I really wasn't sure what to write originally as the budget. I think for the parts I need 700 should be fair for what I want to use it for. | Report abuse aqualipt August 7, 2012 1:56:49 AM 700$ PC coming up!! CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg) Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.71 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: OCZ 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg) Total: $748.21 sorry i went over the budget but trust me, that PC is worth the exta 50$, you can add a cheap coolermaster 212 EVO to overclock your CPU a little bit if you want | Report abuse Related ressources Components for $750 casual gaming and photo editing rig - Forum Casual gaming rig help(wow user) - Forum Casual Gaming Rig ($900 max). Mix of old/new parts - Forum Fx 4100 for casual gaming OR InteL i3-3220 ?? (Please help) - Forum $350-$600 Rig for Casual Gaming , Media Editing - Forum Ask the community Publish cranked August 7, 2012 2:01:29 AM If you need to stay in budget, drop the GPU down to a 6850. It's all you would need for what you are doing. | Report abuse aqualipt August 7, 2012 2:25:49 AM I wouldnt change the GPU... look at the diference between them: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=539 | Report abuse Why_Me August 7, 2012 3:48:33 AM http://www.directcanada.com <----- Free Shipping on orders over $50 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC2961&v... $62.02 XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2284&v... $77.94 ASUS P8B75-M/CSM mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 2PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD5808&v... $202.80 Intel Core i5 3450 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $42.95 G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&v... $17.91 ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC0275&v... $64.79 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD1369&v... $176.91 MIR $156.91 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Fermi 830MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card Total: $645.32 *not including rebates http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC7501&v... $63.62 Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case 302 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Casual gaming rig> Related ressources: ForumWhat's the reccomended card for casual gaming Forum$450 VERY casual gaming pc ForumUpgrade from intel 4000 for casual gaming and dual monitor setup Forum$700 schoolwork/ casual gaming computer ForumCasual Conversation Thread Mk III ForumNew Casual Gaming System for around $550-600 Forum$500 casual gaming build ForumLooking for a Casual gaming laptop ForumNew gaming PC. 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