Hello, I am planing on building a $700 gaming PC. I would rather build a $600 gaming PC but from what I have looked at it will probably cost more like $700. Thank you everyone that helps. Also I plan on playing BF3, Bioshock Infinite, the new Tomb Raider game and others. [Edit: Would rather have an intel cpu than amd cpu. Sorry forgot to put that when I first posted.]
Parts I'm buying for sure:
HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 $220 from newegg.com Comes with Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider which is a bonus
Parts I'm thinking about buying not to sure:
i5 2500 $202 tigerdirect.com or
i5 3470 $185 tigerdirect.com or
i5 3570 $205 tigerdirect.com
Not to sure if there is a big difference between these cpus.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: week to 3 weeks.
Budget Range: $700 but would rather spend $600.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and video editing.
Are you buying a monitor: No going to use 32 inch 1080p tv
Parts to Upgrade: Pretty much everything except I know the gpu I want and I have a DVD drive.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com, and bestbuy.com
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe most likely not.
Additional Comments: Would like the pc to be pretty quiet.
USb3 case (but mATX only size)($5 more for a full size one) and usb 3 mb
7850 2GB to stay below $700 but if more budget, opt for an 7870 or 7870XT [all the 7870XT are out of stock so not a option as of now]
500GB HDD and 8GB ram (ram is actually $13 cheaper than listed due to combo but final price at bottom is correct)