Alright so after searching and searching I think I've finally found what I want. However, before I buy it I'd just like some final opinions on it. I'm wanting to do some light to average gaming. Looking to play GTA IV, Arma II, D: SF, maybe even BF3. Mainly looking to get IV to run smooth. After looking it up I found that according to canirunit tests, the CPU and GPU should be be able to run IV on high settings. Also found a video of BF3 on low running at 32-39 FPS with recording, and 52+ FPS without recording.
Hi, as Danbuscus25 here said, shift your build. Also, do you have a good enough power supply to get enough wats to your GPU if you were to change?
I would recommend more ram. I had an old PC similar to this and i found that 4GB RAM was a bit too little.
Just a friendly advice: GTA IV does NOT run on Windows 8. It only runs in some cases (very few).
Also, are you willing to spend more money on a PC?
My range is $250 to $350. I mean maybe give or take a little for the right deal. I planned on installing Windows 7 Pro once I got it anyways as well. And I haven't really seen any other builds for the same price range. I've checked newegg, tigerdirect, overstock, amazon, and some others. I mainly see Core 2 Duos, Athlon II x2, and the APU-series.