I need help with a gaming pc!

Hi,

I am looking to build (or buy a barebones kit from tiger direct) a gaming pc. I want to build one, but its my first time. It seems easy, but choosing the parts is whats the challenge.

I want to play games like SWTOR, WoW, and eventually skyrim.

Here is what i am in the looks for:

i5 3570k quad core.

1 terra bite of hard drive

8 gbs ram

a good mobo

Video card - I am really clueless on this. I am not hardcore, so I want an entry level video card.

cooling

tower

and the stuff i missed needed to build a computer.

I do not want to spend more that 600 dollars. A little more if necessary though.

Please help I have no idea about how things are compatible so please answer and provide links to the parts.

Thanks! :bounce:
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  1. Where are you from?

    It's impossible to get an i5-3570k on a $600 budget especially when you want to play.

    Please tell us if you have OS,Monitor
  2. i have a monitor, and os is out of the equation.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $565.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 22:54 EST-0500)

    With this build. You will **** every game on that list with no problems. :)

    Hope I helped.
  4. If you really want the i5-3570k and a z77 motherboard, for about 600$ with a decent card, a 7770 is perfect for entry level gamer :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit ($38.50)
    Other: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA ($59.99)
    Other: MSI Z77A-G41 ($74.99)
    Total: $576.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    The mobo is here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74287&vpn=Z77A-G41&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1387
    The ram : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758
    The hdd : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&promoid=1312
  5. Okay, with that budget... 3570k is also out of the equation if this is for gaming.. you can go with an non-oc build. a 3470 perhaps, but that would still need to pump up your budget. So at that price range what I suggest is this.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9kp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9kp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9kp/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $611.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:00 EST-0500)
  6. ok guys, I will up my budget. i don't think I will need to over clock
  7. If you want the i5 locked(meant for if you don't want to overclock with a lower power consumption) + better gpu :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit ($38.50)
    Other: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA ($59.99)
    Other: Intel Core i5 3350P Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail Box ($175.99)
    Total: $604.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    The cpu here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75435&promoid=1387
    The ram here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1292
    The hdd here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&promoid=1312

    Ncix offers free shipping with 100$ in the cart, pcpartpicker is bugged, it doesn't show the parts.
  8. The worst build ever is an i5-3570k with a 7770. Why are you even recommending that O_O?
  9. Because the op said : I am really clueless on this. I am not hardcore, so I want an entry level video card.

    If it's for some less demanding games the 7770 will do.
    I usually recommend better gpus, and a locked i5, but if the op for now wanted a entry level card and an i5-3570k, that's it, an entry level card, could be even lower like the 6670 or 7750.
  10. Video card - I am really clueless on this. I am not hardcore, so I want an entry level video card.

    I want to play games like SWTOR, WoW, and eventually skyrim.

    He is clueless on what video card he needs. He is not a hardcore gamer but of course wants a good playing experience.
  11. For wow or swtor or skyrim it will do the 7770, specially if the resolution is bellow 1080p.
    I think he meant, that he's a causal gamer, some day he might upgrade the card for better, if he wants to, if he fells the urge for it.
    But if he wants a better card, by all means, the 7850 is better, and a locked i5 will be the best if he doesn't want to overclock, i guess he wanted the i5-3570k for overclocking, but since he said he doesn't want to, an i5-3350p is a good option.
    The 7850 still might be overkill if the resolution is bellow 1080p.
  12. yes. i dont want to overclock. that being said i still want to have a pleasurable experience. So, I need a good graphics card. Thanks for all the good help!
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  14. What is your monitor resolution ?
    If you need a better card, get the 7850, did you checked the list with the i5-3350p and the 7850 ?
    It goes for about 600$, it's a bit more than that, but, with the cheapest possible parts.
  15. Hey djangirubgo, should i get the 7850 or the 660? Which is better? How will the difference affect the price? and how different will my experience be with the i5-3350p instead of a 3570? Thanks
  16. Hey djangirubgo, should i get the 7850 or the 660? Which is better? How will the difference affect the price? and how different will my experience be with the i5-3350p instead of a 3570? Thanks
  17. The 660 gtx is better, but it's more expensive, if you're willing to spend that on 660 gtx, get the 7870 with two games free : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69828&promoid=1312
    This one is just 200$ after mir.
    The i5-3350p doesn't have the on die gpu, the intel hd 2500, since you'll have a discrete card, i don't think you'll need it, it's also a pro, it has a lower power consumption without it.
  18. Nope, it has a lower card, even lowe than the 7770, and a crappy psu.
  19. I will probably go with a 7870 or a 660. Should I just get the i5-3570K anyways because it was on sale for 184.99 at my local tiger direct?
  20. If it's at that price, you might get it, are you sure it's at that price ?
    Even in microcenter it's 189.99$, and that's the place you get the cheapest cpus.
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