$600-700 Build Help

Ok, I am having trouble deciding on a good budget gaming computer. I can't decided between AMD or Intel. Intel is much better but much more expensive. I need help deciding what I need. So I am going to list what I will do with this computer and hope the community can help me build a computer under $700.

I will only be using this computer for gaming, not photo editing.
I will only play on one monitor, never more.
I would like to run games on high settings, 1080p if possible.
I want the computer to last. I don't want to replace the cpu or gpu in a year or two.
I am not an extreme gamer.

I want a computer that fits my needs, I am afraid I will spend too much money on a computer that is capable of much more than I want or need.

Any advise would be appreciated.
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  1. dave_2378 said:
    Ok, I am having trouble deciding on a good budget gaming computer. I can't decided between AMD or Intel. Intel is much better but much more expensive. I need help deciding what I need. So I am going to list what I will do with this computer and hope the community can help me build a computer under $700.

    I will only be using this computer for gaming, not photo editing.
    I will only play on one monitor, never more.
    I would like to run games on high settings, 1080p if possible.
    I want the computer to last. I don't want to replace the cpu or gpu in a year or two.
    I am not an extreme gamer.

    I want a computer that fits my needs, I am afraid I will spend too much money on a computer that is capable of much more than I want or need.

    Any advise would be appreciated.


    I will be overclocking the cpu also.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $650.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 23:09 EST-0500)
  3. Thanks, looks good.
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