300 dollar gaming pc build

What should I upgrade to get better performance.

I plan on just playing minecraft and maybe tf2 like games,

if possible btf3 on low

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14HQn

Thanks!
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  1. if you can put a little more into the APU and motherboard. Try to get possibly an A8 or A10 because they will have a better graphics chip. Also get more RAM, since you don't have your own graphics card, you'll be using the RAM as well for the graphics chip in the APU. So i would suggest minimum 8GB.

    FYI. RAM will be a big deal with APU based motherboards. GPU and CPU both will be accessing the RAM, so you want the best timing with the highest speed. If even possible go with something like Kingston HyperX Beast @ 2133Mhz with CL10 timings. I know it's expensive but it will give you a big return because of bandwidth and timings. It will benefit the graphics chip really well.
  2. ok upgraded to the a10, anything else other than the ram?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14HQn
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $321.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09 21:10 EDT-0400)
  4. mastrom101 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $321.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09 21:10 EDT-0400)


    you think this could maybe run battlefield 3?

    aand no power supply :/
  5. doggy3322-1336747 said:
    mastrom101 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $321.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09 21:10 EDT-0400)


    you think this could maybe run battlefield 3?

    aand no power supply :/


    Case comes with a power supply ;)
  6. Power supply is in the case
    You could also do this instead:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc430kwn1


    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_hd_7770_ghz_edition_review,19.html

    20 FPS on ultra with 4X MSAA and 16X AF at 1920X 1200. With some of those settings toned down, yes.
  7. oops didnt ur post

    thank you so much for help ill buy it in a week :)
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