Solved Is this gaming build good ? budget $1200 Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: November 27, 2012 6:44 AM in Systems Share Dzee November 27, 2012 5:12:25 AM Hey guys im new here, i wanna ask does this build good for a budget of $1200. CPU :INTEL CORE I5 3570 MOTHERBOARD :GIGABYTE Z77M-D3H RAM :CORSAIR VENGEANCE (2X4GB) GPU :MSI GTX670 HDD :WESTERN DIGITAL BLUE 500GB 7200RPM SATA III SDD :MUSHKIN CHRONOS (60GB) OPTICAL DRIVE :LG DVD-RW 22X SATA PSU :SEASONIC S BRONZE (620W) Heatsink :Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CASE :COOLER MASTER STORM ENFORCER More about : gaming build good budget 1200 Best solution excella1221 November 27, 2012 5:32:01 AM Share CPU has a locked multiplier, and the motherboard is for OC. If you plan on overclocking, get the i5-3570K. If not, get the i5-3450 or 3470 instead with a matching H77 motherboard. Your case is big, there's no need for a microATX board, get the Z77-D3H instead. Make sure to get the low profile version of the Corsair Vengeance RAM. Other alternatives would be G.Skill Ares or Sniper. 670 is a great card. If you want more performance for the money, get a 7970 instead. It's at the same price point as the 670 but it's more powerful. Pretty sure the price difference between the 500gb and 1TB Caviar Blue is small, get the 1TB instead. PSU is a bit overkill, you'll only need 500-550w for a single GPU system. SSD is too small, the OS itself will take more than half the total capacity, and you'll be left with little to nothing. 128gb is the sweet spot for SSDs. Would do something like this - This is OC and SLI/Crossfire ready. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon) Total: $1122.64 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 02:38 EST-0500) Dzee November 27, 2012 6:44:18 AM Best answer selected by Dzee. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is It Good Gaming PC for $ 1200 budget ? Forum Good Build for $ 1200 budget ? Forum First Custom Gaming /Recording Build 1000~ 1200 $ Budget Forum 1st Build $ 1200 budget Gaming PC Forum Gaming PC $ 1200 Budget , 1st build Advice Needed~Texas. Forum New gaming 2013 build rougly $ 1200 budget Forum 1st Gaming Rig Build Help ~ $ 1200 Budget Forum $ 1200 mid budget gaming build Forum New build , $ 1200 Gaming Budget PLEASE HELP. Forum Looking to build a Gaming rig with a $ 1200 budget . Forum Building my first gaming PC with a $ 1200 budget Forum Is this a good gaming PC build for $ 1200 Forum First Gaming Pc Build 1000- 1200 budget Forum New Gaming PC, $ 1200 -$1400 budget Forum Gaming Pc Build $ 1200 Budget (Noob) Forum OMG FIRST Time Build ( Gaming PC w/ $ 1200 or less budget !) Forum New Gaming Build , 1200 $ budget Forum PCI compatibility question Forum [Solved] First Gaming Build Forum [Solved] 1100 gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !