$700-$800 Gaming PC Build

Hello Everybody,

I am looking for a gaming pc and I hope that you guys could help me.


Budget Range: 700-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Web, and maybe editing videos

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - New York

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


I'm not that of a heavy gamer, so I dont need a really good video card, but im open to suggestions
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  1. MoBo: ASRock Z77 Pro4 – $109.99
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k – $229.99
    RAM: G.Skill 1600MHz Ripjaws 2x4GB – $34.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon 7870 – $229.99
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB – $109.99
    PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W – $67.99
    Heatsink: Xigmatek Gaia – $19.99
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi – $69.99

    That's around $850
  2. Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
    CPU: i5 3570k
    Ram: hyper x 8gb
    Cpu cooler: coolermaster 212 evo
    Gou: 7870
    Psu Corsair tx 650
    Case: carbide 300r
  3. Per the fact that you just said "I'm not that heavy of a gamer" you could pretty much save ~$100 or so and get a similar performing AMD build.

    Don't get me wrong, the i5 3570K is great. On a smaller budget however, like yours, it'd be better to go AMD and a better GPU. Why?

    Most games take advantage of a better GPU, not CPU: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/5/
    OR http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/6/

    So my suggestion is going with an FX-6300 and a 7870, you save lots of money but you still get a pretty solid multi-threading CPU that can still edit videos and do all those things pretty well and better than the i3 3220 at a similar price. PLUS, you'll be able to overclock at a fairly low price.

    Check out my $650 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821

    If you want an Intel build, check out my $850 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module147092821
    Just drop the Hive 750 down to the Antec Neo Eco 520w and you'll save about $35 dropping you down to the $800 mark.
  4. Everything looks good except I'd recommend stepping up to a 7850 graphics card for another $30

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131482

    EDIT: Just saw the second build. I'd go with that one.
  5. The second build is much better and looks solid.
  6. How about this build

    List of the parts:

    Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 3 FCLGA 1150 Processor - $119.99

    (Alternative Processor - AMD FX 6300 Processor) - $119.00


    Gigabyte DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 B85 HDMI mATX Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $92.00


    (Alternative Motherboard - Gigabyte ATX Socket AM3+ FX Motherboard ) - $89.99

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz - $81.47

    WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - $64.95


    (Alternative Hard Disk Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Internal HDD) - $64.25

    MSI AMD Radeon R9 280X, 3GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - $309.99


    (Alternative GPU - Nvidia GTX 770) - $330.00
    .

    Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - $69.98

    NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case, Black - $69.63

    ASUS Internal 24X SATA Optical Drive - $25.99
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