Build Your Own Gaming PC

Specs for a gaming PC (with cost for components)?

So I'm looking at building my own machine, not right now but eventually. I've been looking online and decided to toy around and see what I could be looking at as far as price goes. My first setup was about as high-end as I could possibly want and was about $8500. That was a bit steep for me so I re-started and this is what I came up with: (the + in brackets is number of $ it adds to price. Final price is with all extras listed) Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19] CAS: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Gaming Case W/ Side Panel Window [+79] CASUPGRADE: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive CD2: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+20] COOLANT: Standard Coolant CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified) CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Blue LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA [+0]) FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (2 x Systems [+27]) FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29]) FLASHMEDIA: All-in-One External USB 2.0 Card Reader/Writer (Black Color) [+11] HDD: 240GB Corsair Force GS Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 525MB/s Write [+138] HDD2: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+65] (Single Hard Drive) IEEE_CARD: IEEE 1394 CARD AND DRIVER [+19] IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports KEYBOARD1: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard [+5] MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Patriot Viper III [+29]) MONITOR: * 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157] MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) GIGABYTE X79 G1 Assassin 2 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI DualBIOS, Creative 20K2 HD Audio, Killer E2100 LAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+159] MOUSE1: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge [+4] NETWORK: Intel Pro Gigabit 10/100/1000 Network Card [+34] NOISEREDUCE1: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9] OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition) OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19] POWERSUPPLY: 1,200 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro 80 Plus Gold Power Supply ( 80 Plus Gold) [+172] CABLE1: 10-FT HDMI v1.4 Cable Type-A Male to Male High Speed Cable [+10] RUSH: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 3 BUSINESS DAYS [+69] SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO TEMP: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display [+69] TUNING: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel [+29] USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19] VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+127] (Major Brand Powered by AMD) VIDEO2: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+195] (HIS IceQ Turbo Edition [+43]) WAP1: ASUS RT-N56U Stylish Concurrent 300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router [+126] WNC: 802.11b/g/n 300 Mbps Wireless Card + External 2.4G 5 Dbi Omni-Directional Wireless Antenna [+39] FINAL PRICE: (+3180) From what I know, this setup would be pretty good for just about every game out right now (not sure about The Witcher 2, but I have no interest in that game anyway). Just want some opinions from people that have lots of experience with custom gaming rigs, and some suggestions on what I can do to improve performance without raising the cost too much.

Public Comments

  1. lol this pc would be fine if you're going to be developing video games. But it'd be way to overpowered for gaming. A standard gaming pc would only cost you about $600 - $800.

    You should just get a intel i5 3570k for gaming with a really good graphics card.

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