700-800 USD Gaming Build


Dec 26, 2012
Made a thread yesterday, although I found out I overestimated my budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight.

Budget Range: 700-775 if possible, can go up to 800 though

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>web browsing>light editing using Photoshop/Premier CS6

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon would be nice, I have a few gift cards from Christmas, also willing to buy from anything else trustworthy

Country: Wisconsin

Parts Preferences: I'd really like to have the 660ti and the i5 3570k

Overclocking: For sure

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the line, not a major issue though

Monitor Resolution: I've got a 1080p 23' AOC monitor.

Additional Comments: I'd like this PC to last me a while as far as gaming goes. I'd like it to run anything currently out at max settings with steady FPS. I also would like it to be able to run next-gen games whenever they start coming out, not necessarily running them at max by any means though.


Oct 23, 2012
If you do want oc and dual graphics option you have to increase your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $911.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 06:55 EST-0500)