$850 semi budget pc Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 15, 2012 9:54 AM in Systems Share bogedy November 14, 2012 10:08:52 PM some games i will be playing: bf3, gta iv+icenhancer, skyrim, gta V when it comes out, mw3, crisis 2, minecraft, etc. hard drive: Seagate 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB os: win 8 64 bit graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB GDDR5 cpu: Intel Core i7-3770 ram: 2x corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM 1333 mhz psu: DiabloTek PHD650 ATX Power Supply - 650W, 140mm Fan, 20+4 Pin Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case is that power supply going to be good enough? i dont really know what makes a psu "good" also how future proof does this look? my budget max is $900, and this is in $850 range, and i like it i guess i could cough up the extra $60 or so for the 7870. is it worth it? future proofing is important More about : 850 semi budget malbluff November 14, 2012 10:40:24 PM For gaming, there's no point to i7. Get i7 if you are doing a lot of stuff like video editing, that can use i7's hyperthreading. No game does. If you use i5, you can do something like this, in budget. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Total: $776.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 19:34 EST-0500) That includes a decent case, but if you really like the Thermaltake, just swap it back in. If you have a local Microcentre, they have a good deal on i5-3570K, so you could add overclocking, possibly not within budget, but very close to. combine1237 November 14, 2012 11:01:30 PM Do you already have os? CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $215.99 Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $124.99 Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99 Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99 Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB $285.98 Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower $39.99 Power Supply Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99 Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer malbluff November 15, 2012 9:54:45 AM OP doesn't state where he is, but if he has access, there's nearly $50 off the i5-3570K, at Microcenter, if nearby. In order to actually overclock, an aftermarket CPU cooler is required. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSemi-Budget Gaming Computer <$ 850 ForumFirst PC Build for Gaming: $ 850 - 950 budget ForumSemi -Hardcore Gaming Forum650-860 watt modular/ semi -modular PSU ForumSpend the money or go semi-budget ? ForumLow Budget Semi Gaming With Part Restrictions ForumWhat do you guys think of my semi-budget gaming pc build ForumNeed advice on my semi budget build ForumFirst time building a $750- 850 multi-purpose PC ForumBuilding a " Semi -New" Budget PC ForumLowest Budget Semi Gaming PC ForumOCZ Z 850 W Gold+ not working properly: Replace it or not? ForumSchool/Gaming Laptop Under $ 850 Max ForumNew semi budget build, help me out Forum$2000+ budget for new gaming PC ForumNew Budget PC Build... Semi First time Builder ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumBudget Gaming Case Forum[Solved] New budget gaming/development rig help Forum[Solved] Help on first budget gaming build? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !