Looking for feedback and need help refining my PC build


Please take a look through the current PC parts I have gathered for a near future PC build, if you can refine this build and see something as a better option than the parts I listed below, please let me know. I am trying to save money, I would like a good PC built for under 1k and possibly just a bit above 500 if I can, but 1k is my max.

I know I don’t have a Disc Tray on there, so if you guys know of a quality one, please list for me, which applies to all the items listed below, thanks.

I plan on playing World of Warcraft, League of Legends, DoTA2, Steam Games, Fortnite, etc. I may plan on streaming in the future.

CPU - Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570

Mobo - Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Video Card - Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HDD - Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



there are 2 things I try to emphasize to people when they are putting a gaming build together… HDD and video card. Those are your biggest bottlenecks.

While the 560TI is a great card, the new 660TI’s are more powerful, only a little more $ and future proofs it for a little longer. You may or may not need to bother with that (the 660) depending on the monitor/resolution and games you are playing though.

for the HDD… I would go with an SSD for system/most used programs and add a regular hdd for everything else… I cant stress how much of a difference one of these makes… from boot up, to installing stuff, to generally “just doing things” it can be one of the single best things to invest in. I got this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236 and its far from top of the line but it made the 2 10000 rpm raptors I had in raid seem slow. If you cant afford both right away you can always add later for storage.


I would agree with you about both of those points ed1371. The addition of an SSD has transformed my system from a slug to a bullet in terms of general usage. So to echo those recommendations, try to stretch to those if you can. Regarding a decent graphics card, it’s probably false economy not to invest that bit extra.


I guess my build will be put on hold until I get more money, by than these parts will be irrelevant.


well the difference in price adding an ssd and the 660 is about $100 from your current build… that’s not too bad…you can always add more storage later too.