My first gaming build. Budgeted.


Dec 6, 2012
Hi guys, new guy to all of this, sorry if I seem a little amateurish. I'm upgrading the important parts of my computer so I can play new things again and not have to worry for a while, and I need some feedback/suggestions. These are what I'm debating purchasing.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

as can be seen, I was trying to keep things under about 500.

I already have a rosewill 600w PSU, a coolermaster haf mid tower, and a Nvidia gtx 560.

Is there anything I'm missing or have gotten horribly wrong on?

Thanks for the help in advance, guys :D


Oct 6, 2012
the radeon 7850 is a bit cheaper i think and is a bit better and if you want to save money and if this is a gaming pc then go with an amd board and cpu the 3570 is only worth it for overclocking, if you dont want amd ignore me and go with a i5 2500 unless your going to overclock.



cpu: 6 core 3.5 ghz and can overclock to 5 with a aftermarket cooler
or this one is an 8 core 4ghz and can overclock with a aftermarket heatsink

with the same ram

total 645 or 575 depending on cpu

i think your total was about 670 unless i got some parts wrong
i think i added wrong i dont know.

yup i added it wrong, and forgot to post the second mobo. so the second mobo is one you would get with the 8350 cause its a 125w cpu

and the numbers are for the 6300 are $485 and the 8350 is $575