Hey guys, just wondering if these specs are good enough for budget gaming pc seeing as I only have about $800. I won't be overclocking any time soon. I would be happy for advice on things to change, and if you can find a better graphics card that would be great! =)
phenom ll X4 965 CPU
Asus M5A97 motherboard
corsair CX500 power supply
western digital caviar black 1TB hard drive
corsair vengeance 1600MHz 8GB RAM
AMD radeon HD6450 graphics card
You might want to get a better processor to future-proof your build when it comes time to upgrading your video card. But before we talk components, what type of games are you looking to play? It actually matters because the demands on your system will vary greatly between FPS or strategy games. I understand you are working with a $800 budget but I'm sure we can tailor that to best meet your goals for the system.
Here is a suggested build that you can obviously modify to your liking. Much more powerful. Obviously not perfect but should give you an idea of what you can get for $800. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hrB1
This is the build which is much more powerful than what you selected and it costs exactly 800 dollars. This should be the best build for your budget. It is a beast at gaming and would handle games smoothly at Very-High - Ultra at playable frame rates without breaking a sweat.