(First Build) (Help) Gaming PC Build Under $400

I was looking to get a new build Gaming pc. I was wondering if these specs are good for a gaming computer on a 450 budget. I need help because i have very little knowledge of computers but i still want to game.

Games in want to play are: Black Ops 2. Minecraft, League Of Legends, Skyrim, Battlefield 3 & 4, and Assassins Creed 3.

Processor:
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078) $119.99

Motherboard & RAM:
Foxconn H61AP LGA 1155 Intel H61 ATX Intel Motherboard & Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1300864) $96.99

Graphics Card:
MSI R5450-MD1GD3H/LP Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127557) $39.99

Hard Drive:
Seagate SV35 Series ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148912) $89.99

Case & Power Supply: RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156259) $49.99


TOTAL: 395.95
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  1. REALLY don't go for a Raidmax PSU. Try this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($106.14 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.28 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($146.09 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $464.03
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 02:28 EDT-0400)
  2. Wait - when you posted that it was $450 wasn't it?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.28 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $406.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 02:47 EDT-0400)
  3. Someone Somewhere said:
    Wait - when you posted that it was $450 wasn't it?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.28 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $406.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 02:47 EDT-0400)


    Yea, When I originally posted this, It was 450. What would be better for gaming? A AMD or Intel Processor?
  4. Depends on budget - a Phenom II x4, while old, will beat a Celeron or Pentium. But an i3 will beat an FX-4300, as long as you don't OC the FX. And as someone without too much knowledge, OCing isn't the best option.
  5. Someone Somewhere said:
    Depends on budget - a Phenom II x4, while old, will beat a Celeron or Pentium. But an i3 will beat an FX-4300, as long as you don't OC the FX. And as someone without too much knowledge, OCing isn't the best option.


    I was thinking of using this case maybe. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208048 Do you think the specs i originally had without the case were good or not?
  6. Xion aren't particularly good, but you don't have the budget to get a great case.

    Getting a cheap PSU is a really bad idea though. Look at the link in my sig for a more shocking explanation...
  7. Someone Somewhere said:
    Xion aren't particularly good, but you don't have the budget to get a great case.

    Getting a cheap PSU is a really bad idea though. Look at the link in my sig for a more shocking explanation...


    Youre right. Im thinking of getting the case and psu you suggested, but will the case fit the rest of my orignial specs and a wireless adapter and cd drive?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1PK0K70118

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151267
  8. That's a seriously bad option for a wifi card - it's PCI, it's 802.11g, and it's not as cheap as you can get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-704-059&IsVirtualParent=1

    DVD fine.

    Any case (except for some slim ones) will fit those.
  9. This is what i made up.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.17 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ECS H61H2-MV Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENUWI-1XN4M 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($23.25 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Total: $485.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 04:18 EDT-0400)
  10. Go for an Ivy CPU (i3-3xxx), and a B75/H77/Z75/Z77 MB.

    Go for 2x4GB so you get dual-channel speeds.

    That's a hopeless GPU - it will practically have trouble rendering you moving a window around the screen (slight exaggeration).

    Ideally get a PCIe WiFi card - avoid losing a USB port.
  11. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£105.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£19.21 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.90 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
    Keyboard: Logitech K270 Wireless Standard Keyboard
    Mouse: V7 M30P10-7N Wired Optical Mouse
    Total: £266.08 (400$)
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 12:10 BST+0100)

    Very basic though and no GPU, but a complete set and will probably run. . .

    Luckily integrated GPUs are getting quite good. This has Intel HD 4000 graphics.

    Haswell will have better.
  12. Why are you giving out builds for the UK? Given the great differences in prices between retailers in various regions, build for another country are practically useless as anything but a very rough guide.
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