Any Recommendations for $1200 Gaming PC? Tags: New Build Peripherals Gaming Monitors Systems Product Last response: September 25, 2012 6:14 AM in Systems Share bluemagic September 24, 2012 8:27:36 AM Hi. I'm building a PC with $1200 I pretty much need everything. All the necessary parts, Peripherals (mouse,keyboard), Monitor. It should be 1200 dollar with tax and shipping. I plan on playing like Diablo 3, Guild War 2, etc things like that. This is what i got so far without peripherals, monitor, and case I think PC itself should be at most thousand and perhaps 200 for monitors and the peripherals. I need some help adjusting prices and getting the most efficient parts for the price I would really appreciate the help. Thank you. More about : recommendations 1200 gaming excella1221 a b 4 Gaming a b C Monitor September 24, 2012 9:40:12 AM Get a 7870 instead. Unless you prefer Nvidia cards, then the 660 Ti would be good. The PSU is overkill. Get this instead. A cheaper and better motherboard: ASRock z77 Extreme4. You forgot to choose a casing. I would suggest either the Rosewill Challenger or CM HAF 912. m 0 l Why_Me a b 4 Gaming a b C Monitor September 24, 2012 10:05:25 AM This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-... $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $336.98 save: $13.00 Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $32.08 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $38.99 FREE SHIPPING CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-GH24NS90B-Super-In... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 LG Electronics GH24NS90B 24 X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - Bulk without Software - Black http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $299.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI / HDMI / DP SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards GV-N66TOC-2GD Core Clock: 1032MHz Boost Clock: 1111MHz http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.70 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING Hanns-G HL229DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 Active Contrast 30,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers Total: $1,157.69 *not including shipping & rebates http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=Z77%20Ex... <----- another look at that Asrock board up above http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Prec... $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277) http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-002478-Keyboard-K120... $14.20 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 Logitech K120 Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) m 0 l Related resources 500 - 1200$ work at home and gaming pc need hardware recommendations - Forum $1200 gaming rig based on Maximum PC recommended build - Forum Looking for a 1000-1200$ gaming pc build. - Forum Need a gaming pc build for 1000-1200, can anyone help? - Forum thoughts on $1200 gaming pc build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bluemagic September 25, 2012 5:53:06 AM So if i don't need SLI, is the power supply that's recommended by excella good enough? Thanks m 0 l Why_Me a b 4 Gaming a b C Monitor September 25, 2012 5:59:00 AM bluemagic said:So if i don't need SLI, is the power supply that's recommended by excella good enough? Thanks Yep and if you don't want to leave open the SLI option I would look for a less expensive board that's meant for a single card. The Asrock Z75 Pro3 goes for $85 and free shipping and it over clocks. m 0 l bluemagic September 25, 2012 6:14:16 AM Hmm i think i will go with the cheaper board then. Thanks. You guys are really helpful. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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