Solved Gaming pc @ $1200 need advise Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 1, 2013 12:09 AM in Systems Share kelvin198810 February 14, 2013 3:32:01 AM CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.79 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $199.99 Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99 Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.99 OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $114.99 Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $239.99 Case Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 Power Supply Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $119.99 Optical Drive LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer $18.98 about $1200. Is there any improvement I can make ? More about : gaming 1200 advise plasmaj12345 February 14, 2013 3:38:52 AM You are spending too much on the motherboard. Buy an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead and put the money saved into an AMD Radeon 7950. The rest of the build is solid though. cutebeans February 14, 2013 3:41:07 AM Hi, there are a lot of things that we can do to lessen the cost. and we can get a better video card. Related resources I need advise for a gaming comp build. $600-$ 1200 - Forum $ 1200 Gaming PC almost done. Need one last piece of advise - Forum Need Advise on First time Building a Gaming PC . - Forum $ 1200 - $1500 - First Time Build, Need Advise :) - Forum Need Advise On Custom Gaming PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution plasmaj12345 February 14, 2013 3:42:35 AM get this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get this GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The GPU also comes with Crysis 3 and Bioshock for free smorizio February 14, 2013 3:43:34 AM go with low profile ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jsagaga02 February 14, 2013 3:48:04 AM Get this ram, I bought it for my Mobo which is a Asrock z77 extreme4: http://www.outletpc.com/os3296.html?utm_source=os3296&u... It's a steal, plus you can save even more money so that you can spend more on the card. kelvin198810 February 14, 2013 3:48:34 AM plasmaj12345 said:You are spending too much on the motherboard. Buy an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead and put the money saved into an AMD Radeon 7950. The rest of the build is solid though. Are there any other recommendations for the mobo？ camohanna February 14, 2013 4:05:22 AM ASRock extreme4 @ $130 kelvin198810 March 1, 2013 12:09:34 AM Best answer selected by kelvin198810. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPlease advise on $ 1,200 AMD build Forum$650 Initial DVR/Media Center with Upgrade Options to ~$ 1200 Gaming PC Forum$1500 - $2500 Gaming PC + Please leave some good advise for my build.. ForumGaming and silent PC build ($ 1200 ) ForumBuilding a Gaming PC - Need Advise ForumGaming PC $1K Canadian Edition - Need advise ForumBuilding new multimedia/ gaming PC , need advise ForumMulti-tasking PC (Vid.Editing, Gaming ) - need final advise /help ForumBuilding a new AMD PC (w Asus MotherBoard) Need Advise ForumAdvice on my build ForumIs this a decent prebuilt for gaming? ForumNeed help, Broken OS ForumIs this a good pc gaming build with 1100$ budget Forum$500-$600 Gaming/School PC ForumMedia/Gaming Build, opinions? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !