$900 Gaming Rig Tags: Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: October 25, 2012 2:41 AM in Systems Share keybind October 24, 2012 9:46:16 PM I need help choosing parts for a gaming build. I need windows 7, do not need a monitor. I want to Overclock the CPU and GPU so it needs to a cool build. I would like this build to last for 2 years (Slowly degrading to low-detail graphics). Thanks. More about : 900 gaming rig malbluff a b 4 Gaming October 24, 2012 11:08:46 PM You don't mention where you are, I assume USA. Also no monitor resolution. However, have put this together, as a starting point. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ Compuvest) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.00 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon) Total: $889.60 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) Ideally that could benefit, from the addition of an SSD. Unless budget can be increased, that's something, which can be added, later. I wouldn't recommend droping anything else to finance it, unless you want to go without overclocking. m 0 l keybind October 25, 2012 1:35:59 AM Quote:malbluff has the right idea, but really you can fit much more into 900 PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lkvP Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lkvP/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lkvP/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 69.7 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.91 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon) Total: $876.80 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) What speed (overclocking the cpu) would be safe with this build? m 0 l Related resources Gaming rig on $800 - $900 budget. - Forum How to build low budjet gaming rig!!!!!!!!!!!!! under 900 Dollars - Forum Need advice for new gaming rig, spending roughly $800~900 - Forum $900 gaming rig check - Forum Building a gaming rig on $900 USD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer keybind October 25, 2012 2:25:05 AM Quote:it depends on your chip 4.5+ i would say the v8 is almost as good as a noctua d14 and its quiet Thanks. One more thing. Is it safe to overclock the gpu in this build or do I need more fans? m 0 l keybind October 25, 2012 2:40:56 AM Thanks for the help. m 0 l keybind October 25, 2012 2:41:37 AM Best answer selected by Keybind. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD gaming PC rig. T minus $900 Forum SolvedBest rig under 900? [gaming][photoshop] Forum SolvedWould this be a good Overclocking/Gaming rig under 900$ Forum Solvedis this a good build for for a 1600x900 resolution gaming rig Forum Gaming Rig- Best Way to Optimize ~$900? Forum SolvedNewbie building gaming rig $850-900 limit Forum SolvedNew $900-$1,000 Gaming Rig, looking for recommendations Forum Building a gaming rig ($800-$900) Forum Gaming rig $700 to $900 Help! Forum Solved$900 Gaming Rig Forum Solved850 or 900 Dollar Gaming rig Forum SolvedHow's this for a Mid-Range $900 gaming rig? Forum gaming rig with budget (max 900euros) Forum Solved900$ Gaming Rig (Whats my next step?) Forum 54k ($900) Gaming Rig Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !