Please help me on this PC build.


Nov 27, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas

Budget Range: $500-700 After Rebates and Taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse (I need a monitor and OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Microcenter

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not right now, maybe in the future

CPU: Intel i5-2500K

MoBo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon 6850 1GB

Case: Rosewill REDBONE black SECC steel case ATX mid tower

Ram: G.Skill ripjaw x series 8gb (x2 4gb)

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 90GB

PSU: Coarsair builder series cx500 500w

Optical Drive: Lite-ON 24X DVD Burner

Total cost: ? (Someone plz estimate)

Additional Comment: I would like to play Diablo 3 on this. Will this max out the settings and please recommend an OS. I dont know if all of these parts are compatible so can someone please tell me and make any changes if they arent. I also need a fan I think. I will PM you if I have any questions. Thank you.


Sep 18, 2012
Just update that CPU to a 3570k Ivy Bridge and your set! Z77 boards do support Sandy Bridge processors though the Z77 chipset is optimized for features in Ivy Bridge processors. The total price though will be between $700 and $900. If I were you though, downgrade to a i3-3220 for that budget. The i3 has 2 cores, but has hyperthreading which will make it perform as of it had 4. Then with the $100 saved go with a better GPU. The 7870 will max out most games and stay above 40fps. The GPU won't be bottlenecked (limited in performance) unless you are playing a crazy CPU intensive game. An example of this would be (full) 64 player BF3 maps. Then you may see a slight performance drop.