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My first ever Gaming pc build

I am building my very first gaming pc. I will use an Intel core i3 3240 processor clocked at 3.4 GHz and 4 GB of Ram. My os will be windows 7 professional 64 bit. My motherboard is an Asus H61M-E All-in-one LGA1155. the graphics card will be the ASUS EAH6450 SILENT 1GD3. I will be gaming on this computer for games like battlefield 3 on medium settings. I want to know if this is a good first build?
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  1. No it's not for a gaming build. The 6450 is weaker than the A10-5800k iGPU.
    What is your budget?
  2. realchaos said:
    No it's not for a gaming build. The 6450 is weaker than the A10-5800k iGPU.
    What is your budget?
  3. My budget is around 700 dollars. Is the processor good though?
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    You can do better for the price. If you can go $20 over:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $726.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-04 04:40 EST-0500)

    -The FX-6300 will do better in gaming than an i3. It is also overclockable when you buy an aftermarket cpu cooler in the future.
    -Much stronger gpu. You can play BF3 at high-ultra settings.
    -All shipping is included. NCIX has free shipping for orders $100 and up, so buy the HDD and PSU there.
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