First Game PC Build


Oct 1, 2012
hey guys I have used your website for me and my grandpa in order to build a gaming computer I have saved a good some of money I want to stay in the 600-700 dollar range currently I found a good sum of parts for my tower and I was wondering if you guys could give your opinion and with this set up what games I could play pretty well. Thanks

Case: Price: $49.99
CPU: Price: $179.99
Motherboard: Price: $59.99
Graphics Card: Price: $189.49
Hard Drive: Price: $69.99
DVD/CD Drive: Price: $19.99
Power Supply: Price: $54.99
RAM: Price: $43.99
OS: Price:$179.99

Total Price: $798.7


Apr 27, 2012
The only thing that is odd is your choice of motherboard. The B75 is a business class chipset. I'm not sure of any limitations it may have. Most would go for H77 (or Z77 if overclocking ... which you aren't with that CPU).
I don't think that OS is an OS... and yeah, posting links is semi-helpful, would be better to specify the name of the hardware too so readers don't have to follow a bunch of links just to see what you're buying. I'd recommend GTX660 graphics over the Radeon, just for quality. I used to use Radeon graphics a while ago, since then I've used nVidia hardware exclusively up until my current card. I figured that AMD might have sorted it out by now - big mistake. Last Radeon I'll buy.

On the subject of brands, I've had several Western Digital hard disks die on me, so I don't buy them any more. I'd stick with Seagate and Samsung. This being said, everybody on these forums will have a horror story about every HDD manufacturer so you're always gonna be rolling the dice with a hard disk purchase. And the RAM would be better with a CAS latency of 8 (or even 7 if you're feeling spendy). CAS9 (also abbreviated CL9) is fine, but CL8 or CL7 is better quality.

And I'd second what was said about a Z77 motherboard - these can be dead cheap if you don't need a board with SLI upgradability. Generally solid choices though - quality PSU brand and a good CPU choice.


Oct 1, 2012
well here is the new list I decided to go something cheaper and no longer intel, but AMD I explored all my options so this is my best one.Any Insight would be nice about this new list and how good it would be.

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

OS: Windows 7 64 Bit

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

Graphics Card: HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Disc Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior (RC-430-KWN1)