Solved New System Build Around $800 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 7, 2013 4:18 PM in Systems Share DRudolph86 March 7, 2013 3:52:03 PM Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of May 2013 Budget Range: Around $800 (not including Harddrive, monitor upgrades, optical drives, case, and power supply) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Office, browsing internet, listening to music, watching movies, editing photos, gaming. Are you buying a monitor: Not at this time. Currently have a dual monitor set up with older lcd monitors. Parts to Upgrade: CPU, RAM, MOBO, OS, GPU Do you need to buy OS: Yes - Windows 8 Pro (32bit or 64bit?) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, microcenter, tigerdirect Location: City, State/Region, Country - Michigan, metro detroit area Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: ? Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 - dual monitor Additional Comments: Trying to build a more efficient and quieter PC And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Have a year left of XP security support and no longer interested in computer gaming. I am looking to upgrade my Q6600 Dual Core Build from 5-6 yrs ago that I used to play WoW heavily before being banned (for the 3rd time) as well as StarCraft. I am currently using the following: OS: Windows XP Pro CPU: Q6600 Quad with GO Stepping Mobo: Asus P5K Deluxe GPU: BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC2 320MB GDDR3 RAM: 4gbs of Corsair DDR2 XMS2 6400C4 I am upgrading to the following: OS: Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro. I do not care for the touchscreen so leaning towards 7 CPU: i5-3570K ($190) http://microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34G... Mobo: Asus P8z77-V LGA ($145 if purchsed with CPU) http://www.microcenter.com/product/386886/P8Z77-V_LGA_1... GPU: **NEED SUGGESTIONS** Ram: **NEED SUGGESTIONS** Was looking at the CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any suggestions or thoughts? THANK YOU!! More about : system build 800 Best solution djangoringo March 7, 2013 4:18:59 PM You don't need a gpu if don't want to play games, the motherboard and the igpu supports a dual monitor setup, the igpu of the i5 is more than sufficient for your needs. Cheaper ram here : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QBUL1C/ As for the os, get the windows 7 home premium 64 bits, since you'll have 8GB of ram, you'll want the 64 bits os, since you can't use more than 4GB with 32 bits. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding New i5 System for around $800 Forum SolvedNew to here so dont know if this is the right spot. so im looking to build two pc. one for around 500 and the other for 800. Forum Solvednew build around $800 Forum SolvedNew Build, Around $800ish Forum SolvedNew build gamer around $800 Forum SolvedNew System Build Around Geforce 780 TI and 4 monitors total, please suggest! Forum Solved[New Build] Good Gaming/Everything Rig Around 800-1K Forum Looking to build first gaming System for around $800 to $900 Forum New Build (around £800 budget) Forum SolvedNew System Build around 1200$ Forum [New Build] Keeping around $600-$800 Forum New build around $800 Canadian budget - flexible Forum I want to build a new game computer with blu ray player and i7 for around 800 from microcenter Forum SolvedNew system build help needed under £800 Forum New build around 800$ Forum New build around $800 Forum New build around $800 Forum New Build around $800 Forum New build for around £800(suggestions) Forum around 800$ new build need critique Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !