Solved $800 Gaming Rig For GF Tags: New Build Gaming Monitors Systems Product Last response: December 27, 2012 2:56 AM in Systems Share NeedForSleep December 27, 2012 2:46:55 AM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: In about 2-3 weeks Budget Range: $800-$900 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, media, and surfing Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: Everything except HDD, monitor and OS Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any vendor so long as it is trustworthy Location: Morehead City/NC/USA Parts Preferences: Intel CPU Overclocking: No, not right now. Maybe in the future. SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I convinced my girlfriend to upgrade her ancient desktop. Needs something new so we can play games like BF3 together. More about : 800 gaming rig Best solution DeusAres a b 4 Gaming a b C Monitor December 27, 2012 2:54:09 AM Share Try this... 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: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($98.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $847.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 23:51 EST-0500) It'll have all the power you need to play Battlefield 3. If you need an optical drive, just reuse the one from your gf's old PC. If you don't have one, then just get a cheap lite on. I also highly recommend you at least get an overclockable CPU so you have the option. You may change your mind once you've had time to research it a bit more. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. NeedForSleep December 27, 2012 2:56:04 AM Best answer selected by NeedForSleep. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How big improvement do x 800 GTO(256) get over gf 6800(128)? Forum Building a Gaming Rig within 800 $ (Help on Mobo,PSU) Forum OC'd X 800 XTPE beats 2 GF 6800Us in SLI Forum Gaming rig , $ 800 advice please. Forum 700- 800 gaming rig with upgrade option in a year Forum Gaming PC for my gf under $ 800 ? Forum Low/Mid range gaming pc for my gf ... Forum Would like some feedback on a 4.5k gaming rig . Forum First time gaming rig Forum Is the Geoforce Titan GF 110 really that strong? Forum Help my friend build a powerful $ 800 gaming rig Forum Looking for a new gaming rig ! 800 -850 Help please! Forum ~900 Gaming rig , need help with Mobo and PSU. Forum Is my GF 5200 worse than a GF 4 ti 4200? Forum Gaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum Need help finding a wireless card for PC gaming Forum [Solved] Which CPU is better for gaming? Forum Post Christmas under $300 gaming build. Forum Super Budget Build: The 240$ Gaming Rig Forum [Solved] $750 Budget Gaming Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !