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Cheap gaming pc under 500?

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August 29, 2012 6:30:53 PM

Hey guys, i have been playing around with pcpartpicker and got a strange build that i think could do decently well in gaming for under 500 bucks. Here is what im looking at.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ECS A885GM-A2 (V1.1) ATX AM3 Motherboard ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $487.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 14:27 EDT-0400)

My biggest concern would be the cpu. Even at a tripple core clocked at 3.2 ghz, Athlon II is old but i have seen this core play bf3 pretty well with decent power gpus. Let me know what you guys think.

I also forgot to put the currency in the title, this is all in us dollars.

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August 29, 2012 6:48:47 PM

be nice to see people reply like the other threads... :??: 
October 1, 2012 1:34:27 AM

So, even an AMD fan such as my self can see when you should and when you shouldn't get an AMD processor. To keep things under $500, get something like this.

CPU Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99

Motherboard MSI H61M-P20 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $49.99

Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.98

Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card $219.99

Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99

Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $42.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer