Okay, so I've only ever kinda built a computer once before with my dad but now I'm done with console gaming and my 6 year old HP laptop isn't going to cut it. So I'm starting a build but my budget is around $700 and I have some stuffs picked out. Here's what I have now and I'd like suggestions of where I can cut in price and also if this is all compatible with eachother because I have no clue how to tell that:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P
GPU: ASUS HD7770-2GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00
Power: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
(Now with the Power Supply I wasn't sure what I need so I just went with 500w)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Now, this all shows up on Newegg at just under 800USD. If I could cut back $50 bucks or more (I still need a case) I would be set. I already have a copy of windows 7 for the OS. Any additional things that I'll need please let me know as in wires/cords and any essential things i'm embarrassingly missing!
Hi. You're spending too much on the motherboard and too little on the graphics card if you'll be gaming at 1920 x 1080. If you're buying from Newegg, here's a potential build. Feel free to make changes as you'd like.
bctande1's build is a good build if you don't mind AMD. If you want an Intel build and live near Micro Center, you may be able to get the i5-3470 for $150 or get a good deal on the i5-3570K and motherboard combo when there's one. Here are a few more motherboards with free RAM deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
That looks good but get a bigger PSU like the Antec 620W I had in my build above and it's cheaper after rebate too. You can go with a different case if you want; it's a matter of personal taste. Everything looks good and it will play those games without any problem.