$600-$700 Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next month or so

Budget Range: Max Budget $700 After rebates and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web browsing, editing, watching movies and tv shows

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: I scavaged a dvd drive from an old dell inspiron desktop computer but I'm not sure if i will be able to use it. I'm almost positive it's from 2005 or so. I will give more information if requested.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have a Micro Center close by but I have noticed that they do not always have all of the parts. I do not mind buying off of Amazon or Newegg. Wherever you can find the cheapest price will work for me!

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Telford, PA, USA
Parts Preferences: I like the Intel and NVIDIA CPU and video card combo. I would prefer a 3750k but if it doesnt fit this budget then that is fine. If not the 3750k either the 2500k would work or a similar AMD CPU that is easily overclocked.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I'm pretty sure it's 1080p. Here is the tv I want to use If you could tell me if hooking up a pc will be possible then that will be great. I will also add a smaller and older monitor for web browsing while the big tv will be playing games.

Additional Comments: I am not crazy on graphics and don't really need to run BF3 on ultra, but I would like to run BF3, Dayz, and some Steam games on medium-high graphics with good framerates. I would also like to add that I will not take anything other than the Cooler Master HAF912. I am in love with that case. The rest is up to you guys! Thank you all in advance!

EDIT: I do not need a keyboard but would like a Razer mouse that is not wireless! The Naga looks awesome but if it cannot fit in the budget then thats fine. I love Razer products though.
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  1. What OS are you using windows or linux?
  2. I'm going to be using Windows. But I already have that.
  3. Ok for graphics go Gtx 650 3gb 130$ on amazon.
  4. Do you have this in a computer or are you just going off word of mouth?
  5. Yhea I have a 650 2gb on a similar budget build except I used an amd cpu so I can't help you with cpu or mobo.
  6. Ok thank you
  7. Best answer
    You can hook up your pc to that tv using hdmi. I suggest forgoing overclocking in favor of a better gpu.

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $642.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 18:34 EST-0500)

    Since you are near a microcentre, see if you can pick up a 3570k + z77 mobo for cheap, its worth it if you can otherwise just use the above.
  8. Yea I guess I could drop the overclocking for now. I visited the microcenter over the weekend and I saw that deal. I was going to swap out the Z77 for the eXtreme4 by ASrock. What do you think? And how long will that deal go on for?
  9. Best answer selected by notoriousdook.
  10. yes the extreme4 is an awesome motherboard. see if you can get a 3570k to go with it!
  11. Yes I checked with them, actually this guy ran me through everything that I needed for a 1000 dollar budget but that's a little bit too much. So I can get both the CPU and motherboard for fantastic prices. Thank you so much man.
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