My First gaming PC Build


Dec 25, 2012
Hey guys, i just came up with my build for my first gaming PC. keep in mind that my fans come with my case. and that i had a strict budget of about $600, it came out to be $614. I think i did well for what i can get, and i am super excited! Please let me know what you think of what i am getting for the budget that i had set for myself! thanks guys! :pt1cable:


Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP: LGA 1155, Intel H77 Express

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Asus ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi)

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EZRX 1.50 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Optical Drive:
LG 24x DVD Burner SATA Model GH24NS90-OEM


Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $582.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 16:49 EST-0500)

It has an amazing upgrade path. You can easily throw in an i5 3570k whenever you obtain the funds. However, for now, this can easily handle most games out there on ultra settings.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Some of it...yes.

You'll need to go through the list and find which one ships for free. This list is merely for reference. You'll need to sift through it to find the best deals.

NCIX, Newegg, and Amazon are the main vendors you want to deal with. They ship most of their products for free. I think the only thing that was charged for shipping was the case.