So I have been playing games on laptops for the better part of 4 years, and I am fed up with it. Low settings pulling 40 FPS is more than playable, but I need my games to look pwetty now . So I've scavenged enough money to start a budget gaming pc build for $500. I've done some research on parts and have come up with the build listed below the template (which shows the games I wish to be playing)
Approximate Purchase Date: First few weeks in April
Budget Range: $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games such as WoW in 10m scenarios, Cod, Minecraft etc (not the most taxing games), movies, internet browsing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MICROCENTER, Newegg
Country: U.S of A
Parts Preferences: I would prefer an Intel CPU with an Nvidia GPU considering the fact that most games prefer an Nvidia card for some odd reason.
Overclocking: Not at all
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: Has to play the games stated above at Max settings with a good solid FPS.
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1370-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $149.99 / $134.99 after mail-in rebate card
This one is the good GTX460 with the 336 cuda cores and the 256bit memory interface. The one that you posted is a SE or V2. Go with this I posted since its the same price and this is more powerful (its also clocked at 720mhz (675mhz ref)
Total: $548,94 without rebates
Total after MIR: $493,94