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800-900$ gaming system build

Last response: in Systems
September 4, 2012 3:37:14 PM

I think gaming system doesn't need a strong i7, so i5 is enough, right?

Approximate Purchase Date: maybe this week

Budget Range: 750 - 900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, everyday use

Are you buying a monitor: No. Will buy later. Please advise me a good 24" monitor

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: your choice, I want a best price/performance ratio

Location: Worcester, MA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: quiet PC for campus use.
a c 287 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
September 4, 2012 4:45:10 PM

I think gaming system doesn't need a strong i7, so i5 is enough, right?

That is correct.

For $900 I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $928.64
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 12:59 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
September 4, 2012 5:04:23 PM

i said it performs slightly less. the price difference between a 7870 and a 7950 is probably not worth the extra 80 bucks or so given they are around 10% from each other and he could overclock that 7870

pretty close in this benchmark
September 4, 2012 5:04:26 PM

Hello buddy, check out the builds in my signature, i am sure you will find something that will fit your needs there :D