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[Homebuilt] First gaming computer rig

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February 26, 2013 4:17:37 PM

Hey guys, :hello:  I need your opinions on the current plan for FIRST my set-up for my gaming rig all I planned on a list for now is. So go easy if I am somewhat noob-ish. Some parts are still missing like the PSU, I would appreciate some suggestions as well :bounce: 

I'm going for a bang-for-your-buck gaming rig. Thanks in advance

Motherboard - Asus - p8277
Processor - Intel i5-3570K
Graphics card - AMD Radeon 7700
RAM - RipjawX 8GB
a b B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2013 4:26:03 PM

howdy newcomer
first you have to have a budget and then you can pick parts that will best suit you. since you want to be gaming you should spend the most money on the video card and then the processor
February 26, 2013 4:29:43 PM

Hey avline
My budget is around $850, and must not exceed it.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2013 4:53:49 PM

heres my list

$20 optical drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$60 case : Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$85 hard drive : Western Digital WD Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$200 video card : SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version

$55 power supply : Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$55 RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

$77 motherboard : ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$180 processor : Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P

$100 windows : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Subtotal: $831.91
February 26, 2013 5:09:16 PM

Maybe you are not waiting to see this but, this is very, very strong for 850 dollars.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $850.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 14:08 EST-0500)