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$800-$900 gaming pc?

Approximate Purchase Date: 1, 1.5 months

Budget Range: $800-$900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching videos, web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: yes

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, but price is more important

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Parts Preferences: 3570k if possible, if not I can live with it

Overclocking: most likely

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: I want at least 1080p

Additional Comments: I like flashy cases with leds and windows, dont care about sound level

Why Are You Upgrading: I want to be able to play games like Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, etc on high settings at good fps when they come out.

Thanks for any feedback and have a nice day.
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  1. Could I please get some help?
  2. W8 a sec i ll help.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $903.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:10 EST-0500)
  4. e_X said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $903.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:10 EST-0500)


    This is a nice build.. ram is cl11.. you need cl9 1600mhz
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d1609ds1s00

    the corsair 200r is a decent case but since you said a flashy case here are a few options

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z9

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstrl01busb30

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z11plushf1
  5. Best answer
    My suggestion, since you want a flashy case :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $897.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  6. Thanks guys my favorite is djangoringo's. I tried and never could get it below $900 but this seems really good. Thanks for the help.
  7. Best answer selected by Norlag.
  8. See this. No i5, but 23" monitor for more enjoyable experience. Still excellent game performance.

    http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4800/pentium.png
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