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Need Help with $300-$400 PC Build

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July 28, 2013 6:58:48 PM

I'm looking to build a new gaming computer. Only problem is that I don't have much of a budget. All I need is a computer that can easily handle light gaming and internet surfing. By light gaming, I mean some valve games, and maybe at most CoD or Battlefield, but I doubt I will see myself buying BF. I don't mind playing on lower settings, as long as I get decent FPS. I'm trying to keep the price between $300-$400, preferably closer to $300. I know it isn't a lot to work with, but please try to help me.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2013 7:32:45 PM

Do you have an OS?

8gb's:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lMDQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lMDQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lMDQ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 651K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($72.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($50.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $390.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 22:39 EDT-0400)

4gb's:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lMCZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lMCZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lMCZ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 651K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($72.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($50.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $371.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 22:40 EDT-0400)
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July 28, 2013 7:33:39 PM

No, but my brothers in college. I'm sure he can can get a discount on Windows.
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July 28, 2013 8:24:59 PM

I realized I need a monitor. I can boost the budget up a bit to fit it in. Should I try to get 1920 x 1080 or get a lower resolution? I need it to be fairly cheap. Any ideas?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2013 7:08:36 AM

Try and see if you can fit in a 1080p monitor. And as for prices, I wouldn't know.
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