Complete New Gaming System $850 with Monitor.


Apr 8, 2013
Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $850 BEFORE REBATES

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing web.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: None, buying new system altogether.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Superbiiz

Location: Washington D.C. (live near microcenter)

Parts Preferences: None.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Getting a $90 1080p monitor at Bestbuy, so take that out of the budget.

Additional Comments: Nothing else really.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 Ghz and 2GB RAM isn't going to cut it nowadays.


Jan 10, 2012
Bit over budget but good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.49 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS524-06 DVD/CD Writer ($25.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $846.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-11 16:19 EDT-0400)

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