CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($204.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
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My budget is $800 MAX. I plan on playing games like League of Legends, Diablo 3, and newer titles like those. Again, this is my first time building a PC and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right; help is appreciated! Feel free to ask any questions!
The r9 270x is much better than the 7850. OP's build is better for gaming
No they're like exactly the same card. It's a newer variant of the processor but otherwise the architecture of the card hasn't changed at all. But again the CX series - terrible power supplies, I've seen them fail to power multiple builds, I've had a couple short out on me, and a couple just flat out fail to boot.
Well spec wise the 7870 and R9 270X are nearly identical. It is better but I generally balance out my builds with quality parts in all areas, not just picking a high end GPU and then a bunch of low end components.