Hello everyone! I've wanted to build a budget gaming computer for quite awhile, and now is the time. I'm hoping to be playing Diablo 3, WoW, or Guild Wars 2 soon with this build. I originally put myself at a 400 dollar budget, but it is so DIFFICULT to stay on that budget when I can spend another 100 dollars for something better. I have a maximum budget of 600. NOTHING past that. Preferably around 500. I want to create a decent quality computer that will last for about 2-3 years and then be able to upgrade. Right now I've been fixated on getting an I3 2120, but it's so difficult to not want to jump up to the i5 2500k. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thank you!
Approximate Purchase Date: in the next few days
Budget Range: 400-600 budget
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, editing
It's a great build and the motherboard has 4 slots for memory, SATA 6GB/s, USB 3 and AMD CrossfireX. It will be able to play all the latest games, but I would say if you wanted an i5 I would recommend you get an i5-2320 for $50 more or an i5-3450 for $80 more.