Good Budget Gaming PC?

I am yet another first time builder asking for advice :kaola: but I am torn between building this PC for $795 or just getting a Dell XPS 8500 for $800.

I have done my research and hopefully have come up with a decent gaming rig. Now I am not trying for Ultra settings in the build. Just good enough to run games like Skyrim, BF3, Crysis 2, etc. smoothly. Any constructive criticism is GREATLY appreciated. :D

Like I said i am a first time builder so please if something is terribly wrong go easy on me! :pt1cable:

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 2-4 weeks.

Budget Range: Max - $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Small amount of video editing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg! FTW

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Not really, anything that gets the job done.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Currently using an old Dynex LCD Monitor at 1440x900. Might upgrade later in the year.

The Actual Build:

Case - Cooler Master Elite 430

CPU - Intel i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

GPU - Gigabyte Radeon 6850 1GB GDDR5

PSU - Rosewill Green Series 630w

Motherboard - ASRock z68 Pro3 Gen3 LGA1155

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200rpm 500GB

Memory - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333

Optical Drive - LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90

Full Newegg Wishlist -
(Ignore the VGA cable and the Logitech Keyboard and Mouse)
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  1. the antec one case same price...better case. if you have a micro center the 3540 ib chip is 150.00. and they do have combo deals on there cpu and mb.
  2. Best answer
    I'd go for this...

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER just buy a pre-built rig for gaming. Unless you are extremely uncomfortable with building it yourself. Look at a few youtube tutorials and give this build a try.
  3. +1 to DuesAres rig.
  4. Check out my $650 build here:
    Would give you more than enough power and performance for what you plan to do. Especially without the plan to OC or SLI/CF.
  5. Best answer selected by LostInThought.
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