Alright fellas, I built this because I couldn't find a decent gaming pc for 500 bucks. I still went a bit overboard because I wanted to go for 600 at the highest. Anyway, here's the build.
CPU Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Combo or $119.99
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid $57.25
Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LX3 R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 $59.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $-0.01
Storage Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 2.5" SSD $124.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB $114.48
Sound Card Asus Xonar DGX $39.98
Case Apevia X-Dreamer3 Silver ATX Mid Tower $49.98
Power Supply Antec 430W ATX12V $42.38
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
The price was 707,00 as of right now. Is there any way I could lower the price without losing fps in games?
Is this even decent for gaming? By decent I don't mean running everything at 60+ fps, I'm happy with 40+ anytime.
Yes you most definitely can lower the price ! I will tell you how.
1-The i3-2100 is not overclockable so that $57.00 liquid cooling set up is a totally useless waste of money as the stock heat sink will be more than sufficient.
2-Sound cards have somewhat become a thing of the past on systems that are not used for audio specific/intensive tasks as the integrated audio chips on modern motherboards have more than enough quality/features for average use.
Between these 2 parts I have saved you about $97.00. What you do with it is completely up to you however i suggest you invest a little bit of that into wither a more capable video card (550Ti is starting to show it's age) or a more powerful PSU ( I recommend at least a 500 watt continuous PSU for systems with graphics requiring external power)