Jun 26, 2010
here it is no real price limit but i just want what i need to play most games and get as close to 60 fps or higher at medium to high settings.

here is a link to the build mainly looking on info on weather some parts can be swapped out for cheaper ones of equal quality/ performance.... also checking to see if it is a balanced build for gaming and normal school work and web searching use. ..... 1,400 with monitor/win 7 no periferals


TX750 is overkill. You can get by with a 550W-650W psu.

Why not get a 'k' cpu? Since you're buying a Z77 motherboard and a D14 cooler, it seems like you're into overclocking the cpu and only 'k' cpus have unlocked multiplier. Maybe you'd like to swap that with a 3570K.

Other than that, everything else seems pretty good.


I suggest this build. There is $115 left over and you can either save this or use it to buy a better case and maybe a 80 plus gold psu.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S24B350HL 23.6" Monitor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1285.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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