First build on a $700-800 budget Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: December 18, 2012 12:55 PM in Systems Share trick069 December 18, 2012 12:39:58 PM Getting straight to it, I need advice on the parts i've picked for my first build. I'm working with a $700-800 budget, i need to include a monitor, and i don't need an os, keyboard, or mouse. I plan to use it for gaming, multi-tasking, and watching movies. I made a list on pcpartpicker but i'm not sure if I will be getting my moneys worth from the parts i've chosen (i.e. is my cpu overkill for this setup? is there a better gpu at the same price?). I'm sure there's a sticky somewhere that i missed on how to post a list from pcpartpicker but this is my best shot: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: AOC e2051Sn 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.72 @ B&H) Total: $783.62 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 09:37 EST-0500) Aslo, i'd like to keep the same case and keep it an intel based cpu. Thanks for any help in advance. Pat More about : build 700 800 budget butremor December 18, 2012 12:55:31 PM I think you're better off with this build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($117.98 @ CompUSA) Total: $792.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 09:55 EST-0500) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdvice for First Build , Budget around 700-800 ForumFirst time builder with a $ 700-800 budget ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build $ 700-800 Need Advice!!! ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build $ 700-800 Need Advice!!! ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build Need Advice!!! $ 700-800 ForumNew Computer Build , 700-800 dollar budget Forum$ 700-800 first build help Forum$ 700-800 gaming PC, first build ForumFirst time gaming build - ~£ 700-£800 Forum700-800 (-) Budget AMD Gaming Computer build HELP! ForumI5-2500K - First Build ($ 700-$800 ) ForumFirst Build - ~$ 700-800 budget , basic use/some gaming hopefully ForumMy first gaming build . Help please!! ( 700-800 Euro) Forum$ 700-800 first time build . Need some ideas/Advice/Insight ForumFirst time build : $ 700-800 ForumMy first desktop build , budget of $ 700-$800 ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum[Solved] New build in planning, need help and outside opinions ForumIs this a good cheap build for maxing wow? Forum[Solved] First gaming build, check More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !