ThePenguinater

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I want to build a gaming PC for between $600-$800 and want to be able to run any game at at least medium-high settings. Any recommended builds would be helpful.
 

nix327

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vwQY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vwQY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vwQY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $711.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 16:43 EST-0500)
 

nix327

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the i5 that i included in the build cannot be overclocked..but cpus like i5 3570k can be overclocked and require a custom cooler.
and no need for a sound card as the motherboard comes with an integrated sound card..
 

Kiowa789

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There is already a chipset on the motherboard for sound, comes with all modern motherboards, sound cards are only needed if you are making serious music, or if you just want a vibrant experience when playing games.