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$800 Gaming PC? Is this one ok (Excluding OS and monitor)

Pc part picker list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/broxton19/saved/ Adjustments or entirely new builds? Budget cant go over 1K sorry. Please respond.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $926.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 21:53 EST-0500)

    Just made it a bit cheaper but no impact on performance. :)

    The Rosewill Green Series is one of the great performers of Rosewill. Others are trash.
  2. Well... since you obviously aren't wanting to overclock, you can change several things and save some money. Here's something under $1000 with better equal or better parts.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($161.98 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $955.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 21:54 EST-0500)

    Could always spend a bit more on the monitor to get HDMI connectivity and still be around $1000.
  3. Changed some parts. for better performance and price.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BJVW
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BJVW/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BJVW/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $911.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 21:55 EST-0500)
  4. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BJZM

    skip getting a Z77 board if you're not OCing that CPU. an H77 or B75 motherboard will suffice, unless you plan to get a 3570K later and/or plan to get another 7870 to run in crossfire.
  5. admbautista said:
    Changed some parts. for better performance and price.


    You forgot a HDD, and you need to put a tax rate in for microcenter (8% would be avg-ish).

    To OP:

    Do you have a microcenter near you?
  6. eyeage said:
    You forgot a HDD, and you need to put a tax rate in for microcenter (8% would be avg-ish).

    To OP:

    Do you have a microcenter near you?

    No micro center
  7. Thank you for all the builds, I've switched the motherboard and upped the video card.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/broxton19/saved/
  8. Best answer selected by Broxton19.
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