Building gaming PC under $700

These are the parts planned to use (pretty sure I got all the parts needed lol. I'm just starting out building computers & don't know much yet)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 DVD Burner - Asus DVDRW $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227 Case - Elite 430 Case $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 HDD -
Western Digital WD1002FAEX $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130828 GPU -EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P4-2652-KR $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018 Power Supply - OCZ 700 W Power Supply $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144 RAM -
Corsair Vengeance Ram: $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512 Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard: $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 CPU -
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge $220
I want a computer to be able to run editing software and games like WoW & Battlefield 3 smoothly. What can I downgrade to get this build under $700? Right now it comes to $770
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  1. WD blue instead of black
    Drop the Watts on your psu,something like 550w/450w
    You'll need a Z77 for your CPU like Asus V LK
    Radeon 7750 / 7770 are better,7750 obviously cheap.
  2. -Swap PSU for XFX 550W
    -get some $50+ 8GB 1600MHz ram
    -are you going to run a lot of editing softwares on this build? and are you going to OC it? if no dun get 3570K, get 3470 and a B75/H77 MB
    - Black vs blue ~ warranty
    - GPU - 7770/7790/650Ti boost/7850
  3. TimeLass said:
    -Swap PSU for XFX 550W
    -get some $50+ 8GB 1600MHz ram
    -are you going to run a lot of editing softwares on this build? and are you going to OC it? if no dun get 3570K, get 3470 and a B75/H77 MB
    - Black vs blue ~ warranty
    - GPU - 7770/7790/650Ti boost/7850

    Thanks for answering! No OC here :P
  4. allanitomwesh said:
    WD blue instead of black
    Drop the Watts on your psu,something like 550w/450w
    You'll need a Z77 for your CPU like Asus V LK
    Radeon 7750 / 7770 are better,7750 obviously cheap.


    what's the difference between black and blue?
  5. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QjXU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QjXU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QjXU/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.61 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.95 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $720.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-12 22:50 EDT-0400)

    Comes out to $720. Good CPU for editing and gaming also. And the graphics card is superior to your 7850 by a lot, its basically a 7930.
  6. KealiaCliq said:
    allanitomwesh said:
    WD blue instead of black
    Drop the Watts on your psu,something like 550w/450w
    You'll need a Z77 for your CPU like Asus V LK
    Radeon 7750 / 7770 are better,7750 obviously cheap.


    what's the difference between black and blue?


    Black vs blue = not much difference. Blue with 3years warranty and black with 5years warranty, that's all.
  7. No difference except price and warranty. So obvious choice is the cheaper one.Also if you're not going to OC get the i5 3350P which is the same CPU without OC and CPU graphics(you're buying this anyway).
    I'd recommend the 1 GB 7850 for 1080p but the 7770 is also very good value for lower resolutions. Nvidia have poor budget cards.
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