Building Computer


Dec 31, 2012
I've decided to build my own computer for the first time and need some advice from all of you regarding the hardware. I plan on buying the components within the next week or so. The computer will be used primarily for gaming, web browsing, a the occasional movies here and there. I'd like to keep everything under $875 (Includes Shipping and tax) and wont need a monitor as I already have a 21.5" Dell Full HD monitor.

These are the parts I have chosen so far.... I am a rookie at building PC's so please let me know if all the parts fit with each other and so on. Looking to get the best gaming performance possible that $875 can buy :p

Build date approx 1 week
Budget under $875 (Includes Shipping + Tax)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Browsing and some movies
Are you buying a monitor: Already have a 21.5" Full HD Dell Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Location: Connecticut
Overclocking: Probably not
Processor- AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz
Motherboard- ASRock 970 EXTREME3
Ram- G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Graphics- Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Hard drive- SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB
Optical drive Blue ray reader-
Case- NZXT Phantom Full Tower

PSU- Unsure. Hoping someone could help with that
OS- Looking to buy Windows 8 for $99


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $777.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 17:06 EST-0500)