$1200 Gaming Build Tags: New Build Games Systems Product Last response: September 2, 2012 10:56 PM in Systems Share ninja0 September 2, 2012 5:27:04 PM This rig is for playing mostly RTS 3rd person games (Starcraft, Dota), but also some first person games (Portal, TF2, etc.) Thanks for the help! Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: in 2 months Budget Range: $1200 USD System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Compiling, Typing Docs, Streaming Videos Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, newegg, (i also live an hour away from a microcenter) Overclocking: Yes, but only a bit SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (in the future) Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Additional Comments: -Prefer ASUS for mobo -Aftermarket CPU cooler preferred i5-3570k Win7 Home 64-bit Samsung 830 128 GB SSD NZXT Phantom Thanks again! More about : 1200 gaming build g-unit1111 September 2, 2012 6:17:41 PM Here ya go: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1156.90 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 14:17 EDT-0400) m 0 l ninja0 September 2, 2012 10:42:53 PM How about an OS?? And I only need 1TB, but more is fine m 0 l Related resources Gaming build, $1000-$1200 budget - Forum $1200 build for gaming - Forum Gaming/Game Designer PC 1200ish dollor build - Forum $1200 gaming build comparison - Forum Looking for a 1000-1200$ gaming pc build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bctande1 September 2, 2012 10:51:37 PM Gimme a sec m 0 l bctande1 September 2, 2012 10:56:15 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg) Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($384.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1172.18 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 18:57 EDT-0400) Voila ! OS and all =) EDIT --- I MADE A SLIGHT MODIFICATION. 128GB SSD from AData m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed a gaming pc build for 1000-1200, can anyone help? Forum Solvedthoughts on $1200 gaming pc build Forum SolvedGaming PC for $1000-1200 to build Forum Solved1200$ Gaming PC Build (Peripherals Included) Forum SolvedHelp with gaming pc build $1200-1300 (Canada) Forum Solved1200 Budget gaming computer build Need help Forum SolvedGaming PC Build NZD$800-$1200 Budget, USD$700-$1050 Forum SolvedPC BUILD For GAMING HELP? £1200/1900$ Forum SolvedPlease Help Me With a Approx. $1200 Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedI've saved $1200. Will someone help me build the best Gaming PC possible on my budget? Forum Solved$1200 ULTRA Gaming PC BUILD. Forum Solved$1200 gaming build, does it look OK? Forum Solved$1400 gaming build is at $1200 what would you guys add/change? Forum SolvedNeed a good gaming and video making pc build - Budget $1200+ Forum SolvedNeed Help Revising $1200 Budget Gaming Computer Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !