550$ gaming build


Nov 11, 2012
many forum post, much research, and many hours of not having my own computer and this being my only way to past the time, i believe i have came up with a build that will allow me to play gw2, dark souls, and many other mmos on 1 monitor. so here it goes.

cpu - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz 130$

gpu - XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNFC Radeon HD 7850 1GB 160$ - 20$ rebate

hard drive - Western Digital WD Blue 500g 70$

dvd drive - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM 19$

psu - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 69.99 59.99 after rebate

mobo - GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
70$ (thing came with 2x4gb ram sticks which were valued at 40$ with 5 starts <3 newegg)

ram-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
free, see mobo.

case- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
39.99$ on sale from 59.99$

total= 559$, after rebates529$, total value without sales= 649$ +how ever much the fans that come with case are.

any last words? probally gonna order by tomarrow or saturday. only thing im unsure about is 1gb or 2gb vram on 7850.


Oct 28, 2012
Wd caviar blue hdd @ amazon 59.99$ free s/h
Antec basiq 500w modular psu 80 plus 49.99 @ amazon free s/h
Gigabyte hd7850 2gb gpu 194.99 free s/h @ amazon

Also you could go with a seagate momentus xt 500 gb hdd 49.99 with promo code @ newegg free s/h

This would allow you to get the 2gb gpu and still stay near your budget. Im fairly new not an expert by any means hope this helps though i prolky messed up somewhere lol.


Oct 6, 2012
Build is okay, but I have a much better one.

Best deal on a processor I've seen yet. http://www.microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nWt7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nWt7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nWt7/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $452.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 11:37 EST-0500)

This build will be the best for gaming. And processor pretty much most things that you would do.



Nov 11, 2012

didnt know you dont need a processor anymore for gaming :) btw theres no reason for buying the memory and spending 20$ more on the mobo....