1200-1400 complete gaming rig


Oct 17, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 1200-1400 total

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or similar

Location: Wisconsin, USA

Parts preference: Intel / Nvidia (since I play wow) / ASRock

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Usual games include World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Diablo 3

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my 2 year old budget laptop is basically dead


Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1125.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 12:18 EST-0500)

The difference will allow you to get a good 23.6" monitor and whatever peripherals you need. I don't suggest those things as they're entirely personal preference.