i3 & gtx650: good budget gaming build?

I am thinking of buying these parts:

-i3 3210
-Biostar H61-MU3B
-MSI N650-2GD5/OC
-4GB DDR3 1600 strontium
-500w basic psu

Can't really get past these because I'm on a tight budget!
Is it good enough to play newer games on medium settings?
Any recommendations/tips?

Thanks!
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  1. What is your budget?

    Here is a build for ~$500:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($120.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $505.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    The motherboard includes 8GB of ram when purchased at Newegg
  2. slomo4sho said:
    What is your budget?

    Here is a build for ~$500:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($120.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $505.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    The motherboard includes 8GB of ram when purchased at Newegg


    this can even be cut back on a little more...a z77 is a great mobo but unnecessary for an i3. you could get by just fine with a basic h77/b75 and save a little more. if you plan on upgrading the cpu though, z77 is not a bad choice
  3. carowden said:

    this can even be cut back on a little more...a z77 is a great mobo but unnecessary for an i3. you could get by just fine with a basic h77/b75 and save a little more. if you plan on upgrading the cpu though, z77 is not a bad choice


    In normal circumstances, yes. However, this board comes with ram which makes it the same price as a H77/B75 board + ram.
  4. slomo4sho said:
    carowden said:

    this can even be cut back on a little more...a z77 is a great mobo but unnecessary for an i3. you could get by just fine with a basic h77/b75 and save a little more. if you plan on upgrading the cpu though, z77 is not a bad choice


    In normal circumstances, yes. However, this board comes with ram which makes it the same price as a H77/B75 board + ram.


    ah, that is worth it then
  5. slomo4sho said:
    What is your budget?

    Here is a build for ~$500:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($120.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $505.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    The motherboard includes 8GB of ram when purchased at Newegg


    Thanks, but buying online is not a cheap option for me at all, because shipping to here (and tax) costs a lot! Among items available here itself this seem to be my most viable option. The 5 parts i posted above is already costing me ~$525! (Parts do cost more here). Just wanted to know if assembled, these parts would make a decent budget gaming rig.
  6. phoenix1234 said:

    Thanks, but buying online is not a cheap option for me at all, because shipping to here (and tax) costs a lot! Among items available here itself this seem to be my most viable option. The 5 parts i posted above is already costing me ~$525! (Parts do cost more here). Just wanted to know if assembled, these parts would make a decent budget gaming rig.


    Where are you located and where are you purchasing?
  7. carowden said:
    slomo4sho said:
    carowden said:

    this can even be cut back on a little more...a z77 is a great mobo but unnecessary for an i3. you could get by just fine with a basic h77/b75 and save a little more. if you plan on upgrading the cpu though, z77 is not a bad choice


    In normal circumstances, yes. However, this board comes with ram which makes it the same price as a H77/B75 board + ram.


    ah, that is worth it then


    yes, z77/h77 are better options but the cheapest h77 i can get here is twice the amount of the h61! again the cost is crippling me.
  8. slomo4sho said:
    phoenix1234 said:

    Thanks, but buying online is not a cheap option for me at all, because shipping to here (and tax) costs a lot! Among items available here itself this seem to be my most viable option. The 5 parts i posted above is already costing me ~$525! (Parts do cost more here). Just wanted to know if assembled, these parts would make a decent budget gaming rig.


    Where are you located and where are you purchasing?


    I'm from Mauritius
    http://fastclick.mu/download_pricelist.aspx < Not much to choose from but its one of the cheapest around. Price is in 'Rs'. $1 ~ Rs32
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