$1200-1400 gaming pc Tags: New Build Gaming Monitors Systems Product Last response: January 17, 2013 2:19 AM in Systems Share lukethebeast12 January 17, 2013 1:41:26 AM Approximate Purchase Date: few weeks Budget Range: $1200-1400 after everything, excluding monitor System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web browsing Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No Parts to Upgrade: new build Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: idc Location: City, State/Region, Country - Missouri, United States Parts Preferences: idc Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Additional Comments: n/a And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i want to run games fast Here's what i have so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y0Fp More about : 1200 1400 gaming manofchalk a b 4 Gaming a b C Monitor January 17, 2013 1:49:13 AM Your build is pretty much dead on, just a few tweaks. Get the GTX670, its $100 cheaper for 95% the performance of a 680. Can even overclock it past 680 performance. Gigabyte GTX670. $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Lower Profile RAM (so it wont conflict with heatsinks) of the same spec and price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get a 750W PSU, so that way you have the option of SLI/Crossfire later on (which is supported by the board). XFX 750W, 80+ Gold Fully Modular. $140 ($20 rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I advise you get Windows 8, but 7 Home Premium 64bit will also do. iceclock a b 4 Gaming a b C Monitor January 17, 2013 2:19:09 AM PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y169 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y169/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y169/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 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) 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 ($98.97 @ Amazon) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($292.55 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ TigerDirect) Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1164.72 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 23:17 EST-0500) better case. powersupply, videocard for the money , the 7950 overclocks easily to 7970s level and can equalize and surpass a gtx 680 depending on how well its overclocked. windows 7 is not new, and windows 8 is still in its infancy, i suggest win 7 64 over a new os. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[Homebuilt] $ 1200-1400 Gaming PC Advice Please ForumGaming PC $ 1200-$1400 in Canada (Vancouver) Forum1200-1400 Gaming PC - Want Opinions Forum$ 1200-1400 Gaming PC build Forum$ 1200-$1400 Gaming PC - Need Advice ForumNew Gaming PC $ 1200-1400 Forum$ 1200-1400 Gaming PC Forum$ 1200-$1400 1st Timer PC Builder Forum$ 1200-1400 PC Build: CAD+rendering/ gaming ForumNew PC For Poker/Surfing/Movies ($ 1200-$1400 ) Forum$ 1200-1400 first time build... gaming and work ForumIs this a good build for a $ 1200-$1400 PC ? Help ForumBuilt and configure system for gaming ! with 1200-1400 for only system! Forum$ 1200-1400 New Intel Gaming Rig ForumNew Gaming Build - $ 1200-1400 ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum$1200-1400 first time build...gaming and work Forum[Solved] $1200-1400 gaming build and transportation protection Forum[Solved] $1200-1400 Gaming PC build Forum$1200-1400 New Intel Gaming Rig More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !