Feed Back on a $400 Budget Gaming Pc

So i am building a my first pc, and decided to do so on a $400 dollar budget. Ive been researching the parts and i think this rig is great for the cost ratio. Feedback is greatly accepted as well as part alternatives. I said my budget was $400 dollars but its really 450 including shipping. If you make suggestions, please make sure that with shipping its not over $450. (its all that i have in my paypal account :kaola: ) I would like to stick with amd processors btw. thanks in advance. P.S. Any advice for first time system builder is welcome. :bounce:

~~~PARTS~~~

MOTHERBOARD - BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283

PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103911

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426

HARD DRIVE - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" (REFURBISHED!!!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136921

CASE - NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146076

GRAPHICS - SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102934

POWER SUPPLY - APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817154026

DVD DRIVE - LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240

~~~OVERALL PRICE~~~
$441.91 (WITH SHIPPING)
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  1. this is the second time that I have posted this and i have yet to receive a reply :(
  2. What are you going to be using it for? Certainly not gaming with that GPU and No to that PSU, thats the last place you'd want to skimp on
  3. I know you said you wanted to stick with AMD, but this intel is probably wayy better then it. Maybe you should consider something like this -

    Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G620
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

    BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138296

    The mobo is actually $10 less then the one you had selected too.

    Hope it helps!
  4. AstroTC said:
    What are you going to be using it for? Certainly not gaming with that GPU and No to that PSU, thats the last place you'd want to skimp on


    i plan on using this for moderate gaming (not for crysis on ultra) and as a multitasking desktop for school. If you have a better psu or gpu seggestion that fits within the $450 budget, please let me know. This is my first pc build so i dont want to dump alot of money into it. :na:
  5. thanks @justdoit for the cpu and motherboard suggestions! definitely considering :)
  6. Quote:



    thanks for the suggestions! Now that I think about it, It would make more since to switch from amd to intel so that I could upgrade to an i7 in the future. And yes, I should focus more on the graphics card and psu. Thanks!
  7. and yeah, its carlton. FRESH PRINCE FTW!
  8. what's wrong with an FM1 socket mother board and a quad APU processor ?
  9. ~~~~UPDATE

    SWITCHED CPU TO AMD Phenom II X4 960T QUAD CORE
    AND
    HARD DRIVE TO Seagate 250g 7200.1 SATA 3.0gb/s
    (im going to be using this more for internet browsing, streaming, and multitasking than for Gaming!!!!)
  10. if you want to spend $130 on a cpu............defenitly go with i3-2120.

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+X4+960T

    Even though the i3-2120 is dual core, it is still 33 above the AMD.

    Also the socket AM3 is pretty much fizzing out, with the i3's socket (1155) you can upgrade to ivy bridge in the future.

    More performance, more upgradability. Just my opinion though!

    Hope it helps!
  11. THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE ADVICE. JUST BOUGHT SYSTEM AND CANT WAIT TO BUILD! IF/WHEN I DECIDE TO UPGRADE THE PSU/GRAPHIC CARD, I WILL CERTAINLY USE THE SUGGESTIONS YOU ALL GAVE ME :)
  12. You check newegg for bundles? Sometimes you can save $20-$30 by going that way.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.753182
    (i-3 / 4GB / 1TB hdd $370)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.752633
    (a6-3500 / 4GB / 1TB hdd / HD6530D Graphics $350)

    Use the rest to add SSD or get reasonable GPU (PSU should support $70-$100 cards, I think).

    Good luck!
  13. saxal said:
    THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE ADVICE. JUST BOUGHT SYSTEM AND CANT WAIT TO BUILD! IF/WHEN I DECIDE TO UPGRADE THE PSU/GRAPHIC CARD, I WILL CERTAINLY USE THE SUGGESTIONS YOU ALL GAVE ME :)



    Did you decide to go with AMD or Intel? They were both good, but just wondering! :lol:
  14. justdoit said:
    Did you decide to go with AMD or Intel? They were both good, but just wondering! :lol:


    I went with the AMD this time. Im going to use Intel in my next build though :bounce:
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