Need advice on a gaming pc

Greetings all,

I plan on buying a new pc. My current one is ancient and I am fed up with the loading times.

Current specs are:

CPU: athlon xp 2.9 Gz
GPU: Asus GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB Ram
Mobo: Asus A7n8x ( I think)
2 gb ddr 2 800Mhz
Seagate Barracude 320 GB HDD
Random crappy mid tower
400W power supply
Random dvd writer

I have been taking good care of it for 5 years, but it's time to move on :)

Apparently I need to change everything, including the dvd writer, because my current one works from time to time :)

I would love to sneak and 120 gb ssd and 1 tb hard in it. I can go with a smaller HDD for now.

I don't need a monitor and OS.

My budget is around 800$.

The thing is I live in Bulgaria and newegg does not ship here. But let's say we use the default newegg prices (no retails, no bundles and such). If you can find a site that ships to Bulgaria free of charge I might use it.

Please no ASUS parts. I had some serious issues with my Mobo and GPU.

I will most probably overclock.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
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  1. Also, I plan on using 2 monitors in the future
  2. CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 +
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory or 8GB Crucial Balistix 1600mhz RAM
    Storage: 1 TB random 7200
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
    Case: Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

    Is the performance difference between 7850 and 7870 worth 70 extra dollars?
  3. Hyper 212 +
    get 212 evo instead 212 +

    btw do you want to consider intel i3 build
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.47 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $800.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 08:11 EST-0500)

    There is a couple optional things you can do I got you just at $800 if you got more room to spare go after either a SSD or put money towards GPU more
  5. Thanks for the reply.

    I really meant Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that's a typing error on my part.
    I don\t want to consider i3 because although it's fast it has only 2 cores, and I want to have a more future proof pc. The reason because I went with AMD is the lower price. If I go with the FX 6300 is the gaming performance going to suffer? With 7870 and a bit of oveclocking I doubt there will be a significant drop in gaming performance. Any thoughts on this?
  6. I dont know much about OCing GPUs but I dont believe seeing that a 7850 can be OCed to 7870 speeds or pretty much close to it hopefully another person can come by and verify that for me
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