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700-800 USD Gaming Build

Last response: in Systems
December 27, 2012 6:09:46 PM

Made a thread yesterday, although I found out I overestimated my budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight.

Budget Range: 700-775 if possible, can go up to 800 though

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>web browsing>light editing using Photoshop/Premier CS6

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon would be nice, I have a few gift cards from Christmas, also willing to buy from anything else trustworthy

Country: Wisconsin

Parts Preferences: I'd really like to have the 660ti and the i5 3570k

Overclocking: For sure

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the line, not a major issue though

Monitor Resolution: I've got a 1080p 23' AOC monitor.

Additional Comments: I'd like this PC to last me a while as far as gaming goes. I'd like it to run anything currently out at max settings with steady FPS. I also would like it to be able to run next-gen games whenever they start coming out, not necessarily running them at max by any means though.
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2012 9:56:59 AM

If you do want oc and dual graphics option you have to increase your budget

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 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $911.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 06:55 EST-0500)