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Building an $850-$875 Gaming PC

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February 9, 2013 10:51:47 PM
February 9, 2013 11:36:03 PM

Here's what I'd go with......
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CvTW

Better hard drive (64MB cache vs. 32MB) and better mobo (Z77 vs. B75), and better graphics (IMO) for less than $800
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February 9, 2013 11:39:41 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CvX6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CvX6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CvX6/benchmarks/

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)
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February 9, 2013 11:40:03 PM

mb cache doesn't really matter as much. The build looks solid. Sharkbyte why do you recommend the 7870?
February 9, 2013 11:40:57 PM

You forgot the RAM. Just take a cheap 8gb kit. Don't forget an aftermarket cooler such as the CM Hyper 212 Evo.
February 9, 2013 11:46:38 PM

Thanks guys, I'll keep these builds in mind.
February 9, 2013 11:47:27 PM

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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