Nov 23, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: As soon as possible, hoping to take advantage of the upcoming Cyber Monday deals.

Budget Range: Around ~800, more or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Web browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Location: Florida, US

Parts Preferences: No preference, good quality is what matters

Overclocking: Never

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I've never had a proper gaming PC. This would be my first one and the anxiety over picking right parts or over-spending is driving me insane :(

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old Computer is a Dell and it recently started freezing. Doesnt want to run new games very well....


Apr 5, 2012
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.27 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $866.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 13:58 EST-0500)