Solved Gaming Build (w/option to upgrade to 3-monitor setup) Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 23, 2012 10:59 PM in Systems Share mark11b2p November 17, 2012 4:18:57 PM Hi guys, based on some forum feedback here I've come up with the following build. I intend to use this machine primarily for gaming (Planetside 2, Battlefield 3, TW Series) with some light at-home Excel/Powerpoint/Word work and standard web browsing. I've gone heavy on the power supply in case I want to purchase a third monitor and second graphics card at a later date to run a three-monitor gaming setup. I don't really know anything about displays so I put these in as a placeholder, so if I've made a blunder there (or anywhere else) please let me know. I do live near a microcenter and have a little bit of flexibility in my price range. Any feedback you might have would be appreciated. Thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($117.96 @ Amazon) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($120.43 @ Amazon) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC) Monitor: Asus VK246H 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Asus VK246H 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($107.36 @ CompUSA) Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($39.78 @ NCIX US) Total: $1964.71 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 13:05 EST-0500) More about : gaming build option upgrade monitor setup Best solution maestro0428 November 17, 2012 4:30:13 PM Looks like a great build. I don't know about Windows 8 though, I have it installed on one of my rigs and I really don't like it. Make sure you have tried it before you buy. Share mark11b2p November 23, 2012 10:59:08 PM Best answer selected by Mark11B2P. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI Need Help in 3Monitor gaming setup Forum Best upgrade from GTX 260? $400 budget, 3-monitor gaming Forum 1st-time Builder AMD Gaming for iRacing 3-monitor Build ~$1,000 US? Forum New Build for 3-monitors Gaming PC Forum SolvedI want to build a gaming PC. Will this setup work? Forum SolvedWould it be a better plan to upgrade my GPU or CPU for gaming? My current setup hasn't measured to my hopes. Forum Solvedi5 gaming rig. Looking for help with power supply, efficiency/dollar value of build, and questions on multimonitor setup Forum SolvedGaming PC build, MSI GTX 780ti 2x SLI setup or 1x MSI GTX Titan black? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build: Will this case fit the setup? Forum Solved$1400 budget for gaming setup. Have 2 builds, what would you change? Forum SolvedNeed Suggestions with this setup for a roughly $600 upgrade build Forum SolvedHelp me upgrade this gaming build Forum Solvedso I want to build my gaming computer because my Dell XPS 8500 is in no way to upgrade.. Forum SolvedFinished build proposal for upgrade low end gaming Forum SolvedI'm looking to upgrade my graphics card for Battlefield 4 and some other upcoming games. I run a triple monitor setup at 5760x Forum SolvedHow does this build look for a gaming/photo editing setup? ($1,500 budget) Forum SolvedAre these components compatable? Is this a good gaming set-up? First build Forum SolvedI'm buying my gaming setup today and I have the choice between these 2 builds... Forum SolvedFeedback For Setup of First Gaming Build Forum SolvedUpgrade from intel 4000 for casual gaming and dual monitor setup Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !