Building mostly new mid level gaming pc

Approximate Purchase Date: Summer 2013

Budget Range: $500-$700 (give or take)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching videos, maybe streaming but if it costs too much to have a good enough rig to stream then no.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: MOBO, PSU, CPU, GPU, RAM

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, or anything else

Location: MI, U.S.

Parts Preferences: Would like Intel but don't mind AMD

Overclocking: Not necessarily

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I already have a hard drive and cd drive from my current budget build, here are the specs I have right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103957
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147010

Why Are You Upgrading: I do a lot of gaming, League of Legends, Assassins Creed III, Bioshock series, just about any steam game, my ps3 broke so I switched to PC gaming but the rig I have I built as a budget that would play League not really expecting to get into PC gaming. What I have will handle most of my games but at barely 30fps and on medium to low quality and I would like to be able to get closer to the 60fps range with higher settings. I just don't want to spend more than what I need to to get decent gaming performance since it's the only thing I really use it for aside from watching videos. Thank you in advance for any advice.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $499.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 21:26 EST-0500)

    Reuse the case and HDD for your current build.
  2. Here's a list for ya
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    GPU: HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870(comes with gift coupon for Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

    MB: ASRock Z77 Pro4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296

    Motherboard comes with a free 8 gig stick of Corsair Vengeance ram

    PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    total is $739.. little over what you wanted, but more than a quality build.

    If your trying to penny pinch, drop the 7870 to a 7850 and save around $40, which puts your right on the dot at $700
  3. tator_80 said:
    Here's a list for ya
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    GPU: HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870(comes with gift coupon for Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

    MB: ASRock Z77 Pro4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296

    Motherboard comes with a free 8 gig stick of Corsair Vengeance ram

    PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    total is $739.. little over what you wanted, but more than a quality build.

    If your trying to penny pinch, drop the 7870 to a 7850 and save around $40, which puts your right on the dot at $700


    How much better will this be then the first build posted? Thank you for the responses so far I really appreciate it
  4. It will be slightly better. You can always up the GPU in my build if you want to.
  5. Good build. The 7870 you choose runs off the Taihiti GPU so it's an awesome card to say the least.
    Maybe consider another MB. Not real sure of Biostar's track record with Motherboards or the quality of them.
    Newegg has other motherboards that have RAM bundled with them. Maybe consider a AsRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, or a MSI board. They are all good quality manufacturers.
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