Building an $850-$875 Gaming PC

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  1. Here's what I'd go with......

    Better hard drive (64MB cache vs. 32MB) and better mobo (Z77 vs. B75), and better graphics (IMO) for less than $800
  2. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $818.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 20:39 EST-0500)
  3. mb cache doesn't really matter as much. The build looks solid. Sharkbyte why do you recommend the 7870?
  4. You forgot the RAM. Just take a cheap 8gb kit. Don't forget an aftermarket cooler such as the CM Hyper 212 Evo.
  5. Thanks guys, I'll keep these builds in mind.
  6. I didn't forget the RAM, I chose the GSkill Sniper Series, it's in there.

    I chose the 7870 because they're mostly rated neck and neck with a slight edge to the 7870, and plus it saved him about $30.
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