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Is This a Good PC Gaming Build Start?

Hello, I apologize if this isn't in the right category. So I am brand new to this building computer thing, and I am interested in building a decent, cheap PC. I would use this mostly for gaming, and also school stuff since I am still in high school. I have done some research on computer parts and accessories that make it run, and I think I have a decent idea of what they do before I looked for parts. For the parts of the computer build, is this a good start? Will Intel i3 be ok? I have looked at some reviews and I came up with this build, I need some opinions. Will all of these parts run smoothly together? Will it fit my needs?

Motherboard:
Asus Sabertooth 990FX $179.

CPU:
AMD Athlon X4 AD750KWOHBOX 100W 3.4Ghz Processor. $79.19 (CPU)
OR
Intel Core i3-3240 Dual Core Processor 3.4 Ghz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155-BX80637i33340. $88 (CPU).

RAM:
Hyper X 8GB Kit (2x4 GB0 1600MHz DDR3 PC3-12800 CL9 DIMM XMP Desktop Memory, Black KHX16C9B1K2/8X. $76.24(RAM).

Computer Case:
NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-RL. $69.99 (Computer Case). APEVIA Mid Tower Case in Green. $59.99 (Computer Case).

Monitor:
Samsung S19C200NY 18.5-Inch Screen LCD Monitor $84.26

Power Supply:
Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply $33.70

Graphics Card:
EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card $20.00

Disk Drive: Sabrent External USH 1.44 MB 2x Floppy Disk Drive (FL-UDRV) $13.99

Total Price: Approx. $546.37


Suggestions on how to improve this, totally appreciated and welcomed!!!!(:
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  1. No, those parts are not compatible with each other or decent performance.
  2. OK, do you know of parts that would??
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $586.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-18 16:54 EDT-0400)

    For 600 usd this would play nearly all modern games on high, if you need a monitor have someone put a 260x in and add a monitor.
  4. ok first is your bugdet $550 ? including the monitor and should we assume that you already have the OS bought/covered ?
  5. Thanks! Perfect
  6. doh late to the party hehe but that system that was suggested looks good.
  7. My budget is anywhere between 500-1000 haha! No I will have to purchase OS and monitor ;p
  8. If you have a 1000 budget what are you looking to do as your needs may change.
  9. OliviaEliz said:
    My budget is anywhere between 500-1000 haha! No I will have to purchase OS and monitor ;p


    Olivia the build with the 6300 you picked as best answer is nearly perfect, if you still have some more money to improve on this and want good performance in game throw all you can on a better GPU...the 270 is somewhat low-end still and will play most games on medium settings @1080p...if you want high settings go with a 270x or GTX760, if you want ultra settings in most games go with r9 280, r9 280x or GTX770...
  10. paitjsu sadff said:
    OliviaEliz said:
    My budget is anywhere between 500-1000 haha! No I will have to purchase OS and monitor ;p


    Olivia the build with the 6300 you picked as best answer is nearly perfect, if you still have some more money to improve on this and want good performance in game throw all you can on a better GPU...the 270 is somewhat low-end still and will play most games on medium settings @1080p...if you want high settings go with a 270x or GTX760, if you want ultra settings in most games go with r9 280, r9 280x or GTX770...


    OK! In that case then I will choose the 270x instead of the 270! High setting is a must have
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