$500 Gaming PC, is this a good build?

Hi! I´m new in computer building and also have tight budget. So my question is this a good build? I have only $500 but this is what I came up with:

Intel Core i3-3220 CPU

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard

EVGA GTX 650 Ti Graphics Card

4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM

500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue

430W Corsair CX430 Power Supply:

NZXT Source 220 Case
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  1. I would try to get 8gb RAM, but yes this is a very solid build.

    I game on an i3 and have no problems at all.
  2. Where are you purchasing the parts from?

    The MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST is currently on sale for $140 after a $25 rebate at Newegg if you use coupon code EMCXRXT42
  3. 8 gig of RAM is not needed for gaming , and wont increase performance .

    But make sure you use a 2 x2 gig dual channel kit because that will be faster than a single 4 gig stick

    Also consider a mb with an H77 chipset if one is available in your price range .
  4. tiny voices said:
    I would try to get 8gb RAM, but yes this is a very solid build.

    I game on an i3 and have no problems at all.


    Anonymous said:
    Where are you purchasing the parts from?

    The MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST is currently on sale for $140 after a $25 rebate at Newegg if you use coupon code EMCXRXT42


    Thanks! I have considered to buy 8gb ram but if I want to afford Windows 8 I cant buy it. I will upgrade it later when I get more money

    I buy all the parts in a store in Sweden, I'm living there and buy the parts from other Countrys will be much more expensive.
  5. Games are 32 bit programs [with a very few exceptions] . They cannot ever use more than about 3.3 gig of RAM . Anyone can check a games RAM usage by running the game in a window and opening Task Manager to show exactly how much iust being used .
    On tp of that Windows needs about 800 mb .

    So long as you are just running the game then no more than 4 gig is required
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