New Build Help please!


Nov 17, 2012
Hey everyone,

This is my first time building a computer and i'd like some help choosing a build for it. I'd like a computer that is extremely fast and can be used for gaming on decent to high settings. Stuff like BF3, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, etc. I like hd graphics so a good video card is a must as well. My budget is about $1000 but some more could be added if its really worth it. If it helps any, i live in the U.S. and next week is black friday so there will be a lot of deals on computer parts if i look around so you could name some alternative pieces that might be a bit more expensive normally. I appreciate any help you can give.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $965.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:44 EST-0500)

You might be able to get a 7970; Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, and Asus are the brands I'd pick.


Aug 23, 2012
They're uncommon, but not necessarily close to extinction. You'll never actually know when you might need one or a few; There's also more room to breathe, more expansion slots and room to upgrade.

If only Newegg gave free shipping for them, they would be about the same price as the micro ones.