$800-1200USD Gaming PC build

Hello and thanks in advance for the help. I am just recently getting back into pc gaming, from being on console gaming for quite some time. Over the past 6 months I have done a lot of research and built countless parts lists on pcpartpicker.com but I just don't know enough about all of the stuff to force myself to click the proceed to checkout button.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month.

Budget Range: 800-1200USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Strictly gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: All parts.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: South Carolina, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and NVidia GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Not sure on what resolution to use. Need suggestions on that as well.

Additional Comments: I have a monitor but I'm not sure what the resolution is, or wether or not it would be good for gaming. I already own keyboard and mouse.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I left pc gaming years ago and went to consoles, now I want to get back into pc gaming.


If I forgot anything, I'm sorry. I can answer questions or provide any information needed. Thanks again.
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  1. Thank you for your quick assistance. My $1200 budget was based on including a monitor. Is there any way I could cut about $200 off this build so that I could include a monitor?
  2. ^ dude, if you strickly want to get from newegg, there is limited improvement room
  3. balanced build :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1012.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 04:22 EST-0500)
  4. I'm sorry. I'm still kind of new to this. I should have clarified that about newegg. I am simply trying to purchase the bulk of my items from one place to save on shipping. I am open to using other suggested sites. Thank you for taking the time to make a list for me. My budget is $1000 without a monitor, and $1200 with a monitor.

    I have a question about the CPU. What is the difference in the 3470 and the 3570?
  5. ^ higher clock, it is only 200MHz difference, but ask yourself will u pay some bucks for that 200mhz?
  6. okay this max out 1200 by adding ssd :D

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1205.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 10:07 EST-0500)
  7. I don't recommend that builder series power supply. They are cheap for a reason.
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