Is this a good budget gaming PC?

Im looking at this here PC, Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 2122. I am on a VERY strict budget, I really can't afford anything more than $500. I may upgrade to a GPU to a GTS 250. I will be playing at 1366x768.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6883229304

It has an AMD A4-3400(2.7GHz) with AMD Radeon HD 6410D integrated video. Ive been reading around and people are saying that the AMD A4-3400 is underpowered or is not good enough, is this true?

What games will I be able to play? I have made a list, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if I could play the games listed below.

1. Minecraft (view distance far)
2. CoD 4
3. MW3 (Maxed out)
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  1. Wait what if I get the AMD A6-3670K 2.7GHz with the AMD Radeon HD 6530D instead? Will I get bottle necked GTS 250?
  2. Whoa. For $500, you can build a PC that's a lot better.
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQX7
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQX7/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQX7/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($58.98 @ NCIX US)

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)

    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.97 @ CompUSA)

    Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($159.98 @ NCIX US)

    Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)

    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)

    Total: $490.44

    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 22:18 EDT-0400)
  4. Pretty bare-bone build, but it will game better than what you suggested above.

    People please make changes and mods if you can -- I was trying to pick between 560ti and 6870
  5. That RAM is expensive. A 2x2 kit is $20 normally. Otherwise +1 to your build.
  6. +1 to building on your own/the above.
  7. @bctande1 you are forgetting Windows. I still need to buy windows.
  8. I'll get a build on PCPartpicker and be back in a min.
  9. I Think this build will be perfect for you:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fU1U

    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fU1U/by_merchant/

    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fU1U/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($58.98 @ NCIX US)

    Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)

    Memory: GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)

    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ Compuvest)

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2GB Video Card ($123.79 @ NCIX US)

    Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)

    Power Supply: Apevia 500W ATX Power Supply ($21.98 @ Newegg)

    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($21.48 @ Amazon)

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.80 @ Amazon)

    Total: $503.45
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 12:52 EDT-0400)
  10. OH *** thanks everyone! I will be looking at all of these.
  11. Not to brag, but a Phenom II and 550Ti is better than a Pentium and 550Ti. Also, that PSU is terrible. Forgot who it was, but someone here on the forums said that for every 100w, you expect to pay $10. So, a 500w PSU for $20 is going to be low-quality and I doubt it has the PCIe connectors for the 550Ti.
  12. Altris I sent you a private message with Two different builds
  13. obsama1 said:
    Not to brag, but a Phenom II and 550Ti is better than a Pentium and 550Ti. Also, that PSU is terrible. Forgot who it was, but someone here on the forums said that for every 100w, you expect to pay $10. So, a 500w PSU for $20 is going to be low-quality and I doubt it has the PCIe connectors for the 550Ti.



    That's Why I sent him another build, I wasn't paying attention plus I was trying to stay at his budget, but i figured out a better build with a i3 so yeah
  14. Oh and the PSU is normally 40 bucks its on sale
  15. Apevia isn't a good brand. Stick to a reputable brand like Corsair, Antec, OCZ, Seasonic, etc.
  16. obsama1 said:
    Apevia isn't a good brand. Stick to a reputable brand like Corsair, Antec, OCZ, Seasonic, etc.


    I know the Good brands but I was trying to keep it in budget for this guy, but he is right Antec, Seasonic, not sure about OCZ , etc.
  17. I have a 600w OCZ PSU on my PC now. It works fine.
  18. Altiris said:
    I have a 600w OCZ PSU on my PC now. It works fine.


    Then pick away man, doesn't matter to me, not my pc, but look at the private message i sent you
  19. Btw I went to the process of selecting it and after the taxes and shipping costs, its $530. I even tried NCIX for some purchases because it was cheaper but I had to use Newegg because NCIX didnt have them.
  20. guerrero said:
    *shows my own inbox*


    not trying to be offensive but your profile pic matches your statement. i linked him that so he can see his own inbox
  21. idroid said:
    not trying to be offensive but your profile pic matches your statement. i linked him that so he can see his own inbox


    dood my fx 8150 wont fit into my z77 mobo
  22. guerrero said:
    dood my fx 8150 wont fit into my z77 mobo


    LOOOL!
  23. obsama1 said:
    Not to brag, but a Phenom II and 550Ti is better than a Pentium and 550Ti. Also, that PSU is terrible. Forgot who it was, but someone here on the forums said that for every 100w, you expect to pay $10. So, a 500w PSU for $20 is going to be low-quality and I doubt it has the PCIe connectors for the 550Ti.


    The G620 is rated above the Phenom II in performance benchmarks for gaming. Actually, the Pentium G's are part of Tom's hardware's recommended CPUs for the pricepoint. Additionally, Z77 and the Rosewill PSU will give him more room for upgrades, without having to do a drastic overhaul.
  24. It would be a crime for me to claim any form of build superiority without citing a source, of course.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-2.html
  25. True, but when multitasking, the Phenom's 2 extra cores help.
  26. Yes, but I think for the purpose of future proofing (Z77 MOBO) the Pentium G620 would be the better choice. And it costs less -- lower TDP. I say the OP finalize this desicion haha it's a hair splitter
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