i building a budget gaming computer so i found some parts that i thougth were good and i want to see what you guys thought of them. also this is my first build i want it to be 400 to 550
cpu: AMD Athlon II X3 450 95W Processor (ADX450WFGMBOX) or AMD FX 4100 4-Core Processor, 3.6 4 Socket AM3+ FD4100WMGUSBX i not sure if the athlon is supported by the motherboard it said x3 was but it wasnt listed
gpu: Diamond Multimedia AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition PCIE 1G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card - 7770PE51G
case: NZXT M59 Classic Series ATX Mid Tower interior chassis M59-001BK (Black) or Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case or Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
psu: Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-430CXV2
You won't get a overclockable chip with more the 4 cores from intel till about $200. But their chips have more efficient cores then AMD. AMD sells more cores for the price compared to Intel. This is good for programs that take advantage of all more than 2 cores. Were games are beginning to commonly use more the 2 cores which makes AMD processors competitive. It depends on what your going to play but generally AMD's part hold themselves well in budget builds. Processors that use 2 cores are beginning to show their age, intel i3 are barely better then overclocked 4ghz core 2 duo's. So I would personally go with a phenom II x4 or a FX 4100 if you can get it for cheaper.