825 dollar build help


Nov 6, 2012
I have little to no knowledge of how to build computers so I was hoping I could have builds recommended to me. I need everything besides a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Please try to show me the build on pcpartpicker.com through a link.

Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Budget Range: 825.00(before shipping) US$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surging

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, any trusted US website

Location: USA, Baltimore, MD

Parts Preferences: What ever gets me the most powerful and graphically pleasing

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe/I will be maybe 1 -2 years after

Additional Comments: I want to make sure what I get isn't going not bottleneck or run into any compatibility issues. Also, I want this gaming rig to play essentially any game you can throw at from League of Legends, Diablo 3, Call of Duty, and other titles yet to be released. Please do not go over $825.


Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ 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)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($200.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $811.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 23:25 EST-0500)


Sep 15, 2011
There is a Microcenter at
1957 E Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
(I know you probably want to buy online, but any pc builder with a Micro Center near them would be foolish not to take advantage of the discounts)
You should probably pick up an i5 3570k
and a motherboard:

Buying both at Micro Center, if it is possible for you to get there will also qualify for a $40 bundle discount.