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$500 pc build, will it run good?

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September 23, 2012 2:30:27 AM

Will this gaming pc run new games ( Like BF3, Guild wars, COD On high-max settings? )
Intel Core i3-2120 CPU
Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card
PNY Optima 4GB RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W Power Supply

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September 23, 2012 2:35:31 AM

It will play them but maybe not on the highest settings. Still pretty good though. Do you have a set budget you would like to share as people here can help you choose parts that more suit your needs.

*EDIT* Derp, didn't read the title to find the budget :/ 
September 23, 2012 2:35:45 AM

Yes around $500 budget
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September 23, 2012 2:57:03 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ifQR

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.66 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $505.58

Do you need a case or an operating system? I added a better CPU and more RAM. This build is one of the best you can get at that price point and will play games fluently, it will be able to play on max with some games but others might have to go down to medium/high.
September 23, 2012 3:16:38 AM

TopMark said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ifQR

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.66 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $505.58

Do you need a case or an operating system? I added a better CPU and more RAM. This build is one of the best you can get at that price point and will play games fluently, it will be able to play on max with some games but others might have to go down to medium/high.

Yes I do need a case, but I think the better cpu will be worth it, thanks!
September 23, 2012 3:49:35 AM

not to add confusion but how about a i3 3220 paired with 7850? (7870 for ~$50 more) In my opinion this will get you the better performance now, but less ease in upgrades.

IF you plan to upgrade it's better to leave the cpu as is and swap GPU so the i5 is good there.
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