Excuse my ignorance. Budget gaming build issue.

Ok the issue is that I have zero knowledge of building a pc but I am not an idiot. I want to build a pc for an xmas present. The next problem is that I am poor as hell lol. I have searched around but I just do not trust myself and expect only epic fail and wasted money if I were not to post this. The budget is around 300ish. The person receiving the pc is not expecting to play the high end games with maxed settings or anything but of course I would like to squeeze as much performance out of the budget as possible. I am sorry if my post breaks rules or seems lazy but its really a self trust issue haha. I have read too many threads with someone doing a budget build only to find out that they could have done much much better soon after they have finished. I have no other specific preferences.
I fear flame.
Approximate Purchase Date:(SRY) between now and christmas xD

Budget Range: 300ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I really don't know.. decent quality low price

Country of Origin:united states

Parts Preferences: none


SLI or Crossfire: Don't know what this is.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments:stretching dollars for performance haha

If this is not good enough please tell me.
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  2. $300 and needing the OS? Just get a PS3/360.
  3. The best I can do with 300ish with OS
    Get a USB DVD Drive to install the OS..

    CPU:AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz

    Mobo:ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55

    RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

    Case:Xigmatek ASGARD II

    HDD:HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB

    PSU:Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W

    OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total:$375.93 with some shipping costs without rebates

    It will be best if you can get some cheap 2nd hand stuff from ebay to reduce the cost
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