$750 Intel gaming build including Monitor, help?


Aug 11, 2011
Hey everyone,
My budget increased to $750, so could anyone look over my new build idea and give suggestions if they have any? In addition to

Approximate Purchase Date: In the near future

Budget Range: 500-750 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, browsing the internet, listening to music, school work (Word/Excel)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, open to tigerdirect.com and amazon.com though

Country of Origin: United States of America

Parts Preferences: Intel processor, Radeon HD ____ (open to GeForce GTX's though)

Overclocking: Unlikely

SLI or Crossfire: Not any time soon

Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900

Additional Comments: Any comments/edits/suggestions?

Processor: i5 2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core - $274.98 (Combo with PSU)

Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 - $54.99

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 - $252.98 (Combo with Monitor)

RAM: Wintec AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $26.99

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM Bare Drive - $44.99

PSU: COUGAR RS-Series RS650 (CGR R-650) 650W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - (See Processor)
(Combo with Processor)

Case: NZXT Gamma Classic Series Mid Tower - $35.99

CD/DVD Drive: LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24LS70 LightScribe Support - $21.99

Monitor: Acer 20" 5ms LCD Monitor - (Combo with Graphics Card)
(Combo with graphics card)

Speakers: Logitech 2.0 Speakers 1.2 Watts OEM - $13.99

Wireless Adapter: Tp-Link Mini USB Wireless Adapter up to 300Mbps - $24.99

I am also buying three fans, which adds another $14

Shipping: $10.88

Total: $776.74

Anyone have any suggestions, or is this build good? Anyway to reduce cost for equal performance?

Thanks for any help I may get.


Sep 3, 2008
You can get logitech speakers at walmart for 11 to 12 bucks. I would get a psu and memory combo from newegg. The 600W corsair and 4gb of memory. Keep the graphics card with monitor. You may want to try a gtx 560 as the graphics card or even a Ti edition if it fits your budget. But for 750 and monitor included I don't think you will find anything better part wise. Unless you wait and just go for the combos on newegg. Right now newegg has a 21.5 LED monitor for $119. I would change the PSU to the coresair 600W what look for it on newegg with memory as the combo. It will be more reliable. I'm not home now so I couldn't post the links.


Aug 11, 2011
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24LS70 LightScribe Support - 21.99

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 35.99

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 44.99

TP-LINK TL-WN822N Mini USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter - 24.99

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - 54.99

Logitech S120 2.3 Watts (RMS) 2.0 Speaker System - OEM - 12.99

ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 54.99

MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan - 5.98
($2.99 each)

Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan - 7.99

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - 252.98

Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - combo with graphics card

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400 - 228.98

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 - combo with processor

Shipping - 10.88

Total: 757.74

Is this build better? I changed the power supply, and also moved the i5 2500k to an i5 2400 with 8GB DDR3 1333 RAM for the same price as the i5 2500k. Much better deal. Any other edits I should make?