450-500(USD) Gaming PC Build

Hello, I'm want to transition from console to PC gaming. However, I don't know jack about building a gaming rig. Please help. I mainly play Cod. And would like a PC that could support future releases of Cod. I would prefer to have good graphics and good fps. I would also like some room for future component upgrades. I have a monitor, mouse and keyboard. I will need an OS (Windows 7 or 8). I would prefer to make all my purchases via Amazon.
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  1. I meant 400
  2. This is the best build I could put together for $450:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Celeron G1820 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($47.99 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Biostar H81MHV3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $436.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 05:12 EDT-0400)
  3. I don't really want to skimp out on the graphics card. I want to be able to play Cod titles with ease on high settings. I can push the budget up a bit.
  4. That's actually a very good graphics card for that price; The R7 260X usually costs around $120.
  5. I was also wondering if i could just replace the graphics card in my current computer and be able to game. Here's a link to my computer:
  6. Yes, your current build is much better than what you can get if you buy a new PC for $500.

    What is the power supply of your PC? Open up your PC and take a picture of the label on your power supply, then post it to a free file hosting server, like this one: and then link it here.
  7. im going to have to shut down my comp. brb
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    Well there's a slight problem here: Your power supply is not that great.

    I would recommend something like this:

    Pair that with a card like this and you're good to go:

    Only one more problem: Space. Can you take a pic of the insides of your PC and post that as well?
  10. You're wondering if its spatially possible?
  11. i didnt take a pic. but i do have some play
  12. Yeah, the power supply may or may not fit and the same goes for the graphics card. You can just order them, and if they don't fit, get a new case like the Corsair 300R.
  13. Okay. Thanks for all your help man. I appreciate it.
  14. No problem :) Feel free to ask if you have any additional questions.
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