CPU dummy needs assistance. (gaming rig)

I just built a rig at iBuyPower. I'm pretty much CPU illiterate, so when it comes to creating a gaming CPU. I'm absolutely lost.

If you could just look at the specs that are on it and tell me what you think... I am looking to use this to play Diablo and Civ mainly. Which aren't crazy games to run. I do have a 22" Samsung Monitor Syncmaster 2233, if that makes a difference for the video card.

Case::NZXT Guardian 921 RB Gaming Case

Noise Reduction::None

Internal Expansion::[6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth & Wireless N Modules (free upgrade)

Processor::AMD FX-4100 CPU (4x 3.60GHz/4MB L2 Cache)

Processor Cooling::Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink

Memory::8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X

Video Card::NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 - 1GB
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Core Clock 810 MHz
Shader Clock 1620 MHz
Memory Clock 535 MHz
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Interface 64-bit
DirectX 11
OpenGL 4.1
Port 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 1 x D-Sub (Actual ports may vary)
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 500 Watt

Motherboard::Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 -- AMD 970
Socket Type AM3+
System Bus up to 5200 MT/s
North Bridge AMD 970
North Bridge AMD SB950
Memory Slots 4 × DDR3 DIMM 240pin
Maximum Memory Supported 32GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 1 (x16 mode)
1 (x4 mode)
PCI Express 2.0 x1 3
PCI Slots 2
Video Support
Multi-GPU Support AMD CrossFireX Technology
Onboard Video Chipset No
Storage Devices
SATA RAID RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC 889
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek RTL8111E
Max LAN Speed 1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 1 (keyboard/mouse port)
USB 8 x USB 2.0 ports; 2 x USB 3.0 ports
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
Audio Ports 6 Ports
RJ-45 1
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 8.8"

Power Supply::450 Watt - Standard

Type ATX
Fans 1 x 80mm fan
PFC Passive
Crossfire NA
Modular No
Efficiency NA
Dimension (L x W x H) 7.9" x 6.3" x 3.4"
Connectors 1 x Main connector
1 x 12V(4Pin)
4 x peripheral
2 x SATA
2 x Floppy

Primary Hard Drive::500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Size 3.5"
Inteface SATA 6.0Gb/s
Cache 16MB
Capacity 500GB
RPM 7200

Data Hard Drive::None

Optical Drive::24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
CD-R 48X
Read Speed

Sound Card::3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Thank you.
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  1. It would be best with posted the links.

    And if u post prices, most-likely u will save some $$$.

    Power Supply::450 Watt - Standard <- it doesn't say much at all.
  2. That build is not brilliant.

    What is your budget? How about building your own system?
  3. I updated with some pictures and some specs. The build came out to around $680.

    As for building my own computer. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

    I'm not looking for an absolute beast. I'm not planning on playing Skyrim or CoD. I just want to be able to play Diablo and Civ on max settings.
  4. I would change the PSU for sure.

    Whats the HDD model?

    And 24inch monitor is a must.
  5. Do u have to buy it there?

    Are u able to put it together?

    If yes, u can do much better than that!
  6. The HDD selected didn't have a model, so I upgraded it to '60 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD'

    Why would a 24 inch monitor be a must?
  7. I've never put a CPU together before and wouldn't know where to start.
  8. PSU needa a change, also the gt 610 needs to go...
    Buy a brand PSU (corsair, antec etc) 500W minimum. Then change the video card... get atleast a GTX 460 / Radeon 6850. Personaly i would get a Radeon 7850 or a gtx 560ti
  9. V Dub said:
    The HDD selected didn't have a model, so I upgraded it to '60 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD'

    Why would a 24 inch monitor be a must?

    Much more screen real estate.

    U can sit further away (6-8inches) and still have the detail level and peripheral angle of vision.
  10. V Dub said:
    I've never put a CPU together before and wouldn't know where to start.

    That is a detail.

    U can watch a video on youtube and also ask here or me.

    There are steps to follow and if u do that, its easy to do : )

    That is why people come here, to get things done.

  11. BTW, CPU means processor. What you mean is a computer.
  12. If u decide to do it by yourself, than now its a great time,

    because of all the weekend sales.

    U can have faster CPU, better GPU, great mobo, PSU and the case.
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