Budget Gaming PC Ideas?

i'm going to build a budget gaming pc (desktop under 850)

any thoughts on components?

Also, any good barebone packages?

Also can barebones help you save money?
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. Fill out this form, it will give us the information we need to help you.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  3. Personnaly i find most barebones kits to be pricier then buying things seperate from the best priced outlet. There is of course exceptions in some cases.

    Firstly we need to know exactly what you need. A complete system including OS keyboard mouse monitor? Or just the pc itelf in a case?

    Are you open to all brands or do you prefer something specific?
  4. I would want to get a desktop, mouse, and keyboard under 850

    Brands don't matter at all; I'm open to any.

    And I have heard that that barebones kits can be expensive, but I would worry about finding all parts that configure with each other. I still want to build it though.
  5. Fill out the form I linked to above.
    Because so far we don't know where you can buy components, what you are using the machine for or if there is some particular want or constraint on the system.
  6. Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 2 weeks

    Budget Range: 850 (After Rebates and Shipping)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, business

    Are you buying a monitor: No


    Do you need to buy OS: Yes
    Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Parts Preferences: Does not matter

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: Doesn't matter

    Your Monitor Resolution: will purchase monitor after based on desktop configuration (doesn't matter)

    Additional Comments: Best parts my budget could afford. Nothing else really matters.

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need new computer, don't want to deal with mac anymore, would like gaming machine

    No parts have been previously selected.
  7. Sorry I was so slow in replying, currently a bit busy. This rig should fair you quite well I think.

    CPU: Intel i5-3470. $200 ($15 promo)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

    Mobo: AsRock H77 Pro4. $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

    RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542

    GPU: Sapphire HD7850. $200 ($15 rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998

    PSU: XFX Core 550W. $70 ($10 rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=XFX%20550W

    Case: Zalman Z9+. $60 ($10 rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235027

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    OS: Win 7 Home Premium or Win8 64bit. $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550

    Total: $827 (before rebates, promos and shipping)

    +Optical drive (if you need one): Sony 18x Black. $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

    Total+Optical: $846
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