Help $900 Gaming PC Build

Jaylen Smith

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Ok so I've taken the community's advice to build my own PC, however I kinda don't know in anyway how I should go about it, so I'm wondering can anyone here make a $900 or lower Budget PC build for me that can run all current games at max with a good frame rate, then I'll order all the parts and try to put it together.

Example games such as, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite

Any help or feedback would be appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 3 weeks

Budget Range: 700-900$ After Rebates/After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Working

Are you buying a monitor: Maybe



Parts to Upgrade: All New Computer

Do you need to buy OS: Depends if I need an OS to install a different OS because I'm in college and I can buy a disk for 20$

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, (any trusted, well known site)

Location: Gary, Indiana Lake County, USA

Parts Preferences: I trust Intel and Nvidia most, but I'm not too specific as long as all the parts are able to work together cohesively

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: I have a Flatscreen HDTV but I'm not sure whether or not to upgrade to a monitor, it is however a 1080p television

Additional Comments:Nothing special, just able to run the latest games at max setting or at least high

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a new hobby, and a good computer just for down the road, been gaming for years but have been told that pc gaming is 10 times better so I want to get into it.
 

Thanatos Telos

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.33 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $885.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 15:13 EDT-0400)
The CPU keeps going back and forth between Microcenter and Newegg. Regardless, the max price is ~905$
 

Jaylen Smith

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Thanks for the reply! question could I replace the 7870 with a 7950 and keep that same power supply?
 

Thanatos Telos

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Yeah.
 

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