I Need a PC Build ( $800 Budget)

I Really want to Build a new Pc because the one im using now is very outdated , Im Scared to pick parts so i would like some reccomendations , Thanks For your time .

just get a top-of-the-line iPad! 

On a serious note, it depends what you will be using it for really. 

How about this:

-CPU: Core i5-3570k @ 3.4 ghz  -$215-230, should go down by december 26th. There was already a big sale where it went down to $150 on black friday.

-GPU: radeon 7870 (the cheapest 7870 you find, or an nvidia 660 if you prefer nvidia)  ~$210 (on sale currently)

-Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41  ~*EDIT* sorry, I meant to type $85, which would make the build below $800 if the cpu is below $220

-RAM: Kingston hyperx 8 GB (2 x 4GB) @ 1600 MHz  -$35

-Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 1 TB, 64 MB cache  -$80

-Power Supply: XFX 650 watt, 80+ bronze (Go with a 750 watt psu if you're ever going to run 2 gpus. Also, I'm not sure how essential 80 plus certification really is, because I've had an ultra 650 watt psu running for 4 years pretty efficiently, but I'll still recommend going with a popular brand like corsair, seasonic, or ocz that's 80 plus certified. I recommended the xfx one mainly because I saw it on sale for $70 at ncix).  ~$70

DVD drive is optional, but if you want one, go with the cheapest one that comes up in the search results.  ~$20

Case is really dependent on your preference of aesthetics and almost any solid mid-tower ATX at $50 or more will do.  ~$80

That should come to a total of $800.

That's for a gaming build. Otherwise, you can go for an SSD instead of the powerful graphics card, or if you want to buy an os with that, go for a radeon 7850 or an nvidia 650 Ti and an i5 3470 @ 3.2 ghz instead of the 3570k, which is mainly worth the money for the overclocking to keep it future proof for a little while.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rlh6]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / 

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz965fbgmbox]AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($89.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.71 @ Amazon)

[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme4]ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard[/url] ($99.99 @ Amazon)

[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9]Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($40.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pc064dam]Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($79.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($67.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100355ocl]Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card[/url] ($200.98 @ Newegg)

[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rbk]Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($99.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm]SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url] ($89.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04]Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($16.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Total:[/b] $816.61
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Edit1: Forgot to add the cpu cooler which is a good idea if your going to overclock your cpu.

Edit2: Deleted old build made a new one using http://pcpartpicker.com and this time added an ssd although it's a little over the budget the performance upgrade the ssd gives is worth it imho.


2 Really good builds thankyou guys :D

This is what I would build if I had $800:


CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US) 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.71 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.52 @ NCIX US)

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $798.28

If you want you could get GTX 660 instead of the 7870. You could also get a cheaper CPU, such as the Phenom II X4 965 and with the money you saved, you could get an 120GB SSD.