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Is this budget build going to be good for gaming?

http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/gaming-desktop-computer.html

I am referring to the very first build on the site (the cheapest). I am a high school student who recently started working part-time at McDonalds. The first thing that I want to save up and buy for myself is a computer. Well, more specifically, the parts I need to build a gaming computer. As you may imagine, I am on a tight budget and am really struggling to pull together money to get my PC together. So obviously I have to build cheap. The build on the site above seems the best way to go, but I am looking for opinions. I would like my PC to be able to run any game smoothly on mid settings. I don't know anything about system specs so I am at a loss. Does the build above appear as it it will do the trick? Thanks in advance!
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  1. No, it will probably be able to play almost any game on low settings, and lower GPU intensive games on medium. But $500 is cheap for a build...
    To make it better, replace the Video Card with this one...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3199442&CatId=7387
    it will run games better and is cheaper.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541
  2. Shockeray said:
    No, it will probably be able to play almost any game on low settings, and lower GPU intensive games on medium. But $500 is cheap for a build...
    To make it better, replace the Video Card with this one...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3199442&CatId=7387
    it will run games better and is cheaper.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541


    How much of an improvement would that card be? I would love to make the build cheaper anyway. Will it fit into this build? Are there any other similar improvements you can make?
  3. http://elitegamingcomputers.com/2013-budget-gaming-pc-build/ How about this one? I see that the first one is made for upgrading. How good would either of these two PC's be?
  4. that one is pretty good, except it's MoBo is way OP. I'll work on something.
  5. For that last one, it seems like I could get a way cheaper motherboard and a little bit of a cheaper CPU without integrated graphics and then pick up a decent graphics card, but I don't know. I really have no idea what is good or what fits with what... :/ thanks for any help you can provide!
  6. Best answer
    Here, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MtXH
    It doesn't have mouse, keyboard, or monitor, but I'm assuming you were going to get those in addition to the $500.
  7. Thank you! That is fantastic. I actually have a pretty good monitor already and a basic keyboard and mouse, so it looks like all I have to add to that is the operating system. How well will this run? Some games I would like to be able to play are Guild Wars 2, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Diablo 3, League of Legends, Dota 2, SMITE, and Tribes: Ascend. I would like to be able to run whatever is out though. Thanks again.
  8. This link that I posted earlier has a benchmark with the fps for different games.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541
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