Build for ~$850, Please HELP


Nov 12, 2012
I am building a computer. I have already purchased a 'GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Classified ULTRA' video card from Newegg for $170. I have also purchased 8gb of G.skill Sniper Ram. (Black Friday Sale - Total spent ~$210 W/O MIR)

Here are the parts I still need to purchase. Before I spend the money, could you guys please revise my build?

Please keep the price of the items I still dont require (Ram and Graphics) around ~$600


Sep 15, 2011
-PSU is overkill as the stuff you have isnt that demanding power wise
-That thermal paste is not needed
-Proccessor is under powered
Things to do
-Buy a lower wattage but name brand PSU
-Try an intel proc and mobo (i5 and name brand mobo)
-Try to see if you can fit a 1TB HDD on the build



I agree here - the thermal paste and wrist strap are not needed - you can omit those. I'd return that 560TI if you can and invest in a better video card. No reason to spend $900 on components to pair them with an outdated video card.

+1 on the above build, you need a much better processer

But then with the above build you're stuck with a very limiting motherboard. Get H77 instead or a low end Z77 motherboard. B75 is useless on a gaming rig.

For $900 here's what I would get:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ 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: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $903.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 18:54 EST-0500)