Dec 12, 2012
Hi, I am looking to build a gaming computer. My budget is 800. Can you suggest some pieces for me, I am looking to run games like Skyrim, Farcry 3, borderlands 2 on high if possible.


Does the build include monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS or not? If not that will look completely different.

If not:

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 ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $789.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 15:20 EST-0500)
If you are building a gaming PC I would not choose AMD over the intel i5 CPU he linked above. If you add $99 for Windows 7 64 bit version you will have a real nice gaming PC for any game on the market.
Here are some cheaper case options

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $39

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC $44

Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower $44




But if you need everything though then the i5 won't be an option. You will have to cut corners somewhere. I'd get the FX-6300 over the FX-4170.

Is an Audio card or a cpu cooler needed for this build and if so can you suggest any?

The sound card isn't needed, the audio built into your motherboard will work fine.