Budget $700 Gaming Rig


Sep 25, 2011
Hi Everyone:

Thanks in advance for the opinions and input! I was wondering if SSD is worth getting and what kind I should get with the build I have in mind. There was a comment about the PNY video card not working well with someone's AMD Phenom II CPU, anyone have experience with this?

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $700 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Diablo 3!!!), Watching videos, building websites/photoshopping pictures, surfing web, MS Office

Parts Not Required: monitor (Samsung), keyboard, mouse, speakers, PSU (Antec Earthwatts 650W), CPU heatsink/fan (Cooler Master N520), DVD drive, HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 st3500320as), OS (Windows 7 Ultimate)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No thanks to six+ core processors, I would not use those extra cores. I usually get Asus Mobo, EVGA Nvidia video cards, and Intel CPU, but not sure if the new i5s and i7s would be in my budget range with everything else.

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: In the future yes

Monitor Resolution: I don't remember what it was...my old computer has died on me after 5 years

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC

The build link: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14894491

The combo deals can't be added to the wishlist so...
CPU + Case, savings of $30, rebate of $20
Mobo + RAM, savings of $25, rebate of $20
Video - rebate of $30

Total is $738.95 after combo savings, after rebates total is $668.95.


Sep 24, 2011
Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-155$

CPU: Intel i5 2500k-220$

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card-170$

PSU: Antec Earthwatts series EA-750-95$

Hdd:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Cooller Master 212plus-28$

Mem: 2 X G.Skill Ripjaw series 4gb DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) SDRam-59$

Asus 24x DvD +-RW-21$

Case: Apevia X-Trooper LED Mid-Tower-65

Total: 956 shipped
-30 after mail in rebates

This is the build i am ordering i have posted on forums a few times with great reviews simply subtract the gear you already have and i believe its in or close to your price range