Budget Gaming PC ~$1200

Discussion in 'New Build / Upgrade Advice' started by aferrick, May 9, 2013.

  1. aferrick

    aferrick Geek Trainee

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    Hey guys. This is what I have so far, what do you think?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VZvg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VZvg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VZvg/benchmarks/

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.27 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($394.00 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.84 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($178.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1348.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 21:16 EDT-0400)

    EDIT: I just saw this on the "Mid-range" thread, but would this combination of CPU + RAM + Motherboard be better than this current set up in terms of price/performance? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Combo...cm_sp=&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687

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