Is this a good budget gaming pc?

Is this a good budget gaming computer? For like Arma2,GTA4,TF2,Minecraft,BFBC2,Skyrim games like those on at least medium to high setting? Im about to buy the parts so i want to know. And i can always upgrade later on if i buy the parts now. Well here are the specs:

Intel Core i3-2120 CPU: http://goo.gl/4ByKQ

Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Motherboard: http://goo.gl/RiIfW

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card: http://goo.gl/6wvOH

PNY Optima 4GB RAM: http://goo.gl/bWL0W

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/Oa48I

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W Power Supply: http://goo.gl/k4Cqm

Antec Three Hundred Case: http://goo.gl/Yt7so

Sony DVD Burner: http://goo.gl/NAEnE
Heres the video i found the parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ-sGb54ck He also has videos showing you how to put all of the parts together in 3 seperate vids.
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  1. That is a good pc, for the budget. You could probably play most on medium to high settings
  2. Pay $15 more for Ivy Bridge
    i3 3220 3.1GHz
  3. I agree. upgrade to the ivy bridge. Even though its a budget build no point in buying way outdated parts.
  4. If i got the i3 3220 would it fit in the case and will the other parts still be compatible with it?
  5. Lol yes.... CPU's are only about 2 x 2 inches in area... No offence but are you sure you know what you are doing?
  6. Not really lmao, i found that video youtube and thought it was good for a gaming budget computer cause i was thinking when i make more money i can upgrade the parts overtime
  7. The 3220 isn't a bad idea. But I wouldn't say sandy bridge is outdated.
  8. Yeah that wasn't worded right lol. But you see my point. And yeah the cpu is tiny the smallest part of the build. its the CPU cooler that you gotta worry about if you decide to buy one, many cases cant hold the bigger ones. but honestly not really needed unless you plan to overclock, which doesnt look like the case looking at your cpu and mobo.

    Building a pc is a walk in the park once you get into it. The motherboard usually comes with a manual on how to assemble pretty much the whole build.
    Good luck nonetheless.

    -Morg
  9. hillbillybuck said:
    Is this a good budget gaming computer? For like Arma2,GTA4,TF2,Minecraft,BFBC2,Skyrim games like those on at least medium to high setting? Im about to buy the parts so i want to know. And i can always upgrade later on if i buy the parts now. Well here are the specs:

    Intel Core i3-2120 CPU: http://goo.gl/4ByKQ

    Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Motherboard: http://goo.gl/RiIfW

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card: http://goo.gl/6wvOH

    PNY Optima 4GB RAM: http://goo.gl/bWL0W

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/Oa48I

    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W Power Supply: http://goo.gl/k4Cqm

    Antec Three Hundred Case: http://goo.gl/Yt7so

    Sony DVD Burner: http://goo.gl/NAEnE
    Heres the video i found the parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ-sGb54ck He also has videos showing you how to put all of the parts together in 3 seperate vids.


    Kinda perfect! However I would shave off a few dollars on the motherboard and powersupply (450w would be enough) so you can get a 7850 1GB.
  10. smells like someone got this build from youtube
  11. Thanks guys and when i said will it fit in the case i was thinking about the mobo lmao my bad on that. I kinda like buildings things putting it together and watching it work and thinking what a job well done. Alrighty i guess ill go with the 3220 since its like 5$ more.
  12. hillbillybuck said:
    Thanks guys and when i said will it fit in the case i was thinking about the mobo lmao my bad on that. I kinda like buildings things putting it together and watching it work and thinking what a job well done. Alrighty i guess ill go with the 3220 since its like 5$ more.


    if you get ivy bridge dont get a h61 motherboard
  13. @CaptainTom that seems like a good idea
  14. @Guerrero what mobo should i get then?
  15. CaptainTom said:
    Kinda perfect! However I would shave off a few dollars on the motherboard and powersupply (450w would be enough) so you can get a 7850 1GB.

    if i do get the 7850 and the i3 3220 what mobo should i get ?
  16. Ok so for the PSU and MOBO i have Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply and ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard?
  17. The H77M is a great motherboard, Unless yo0u will be overclocking, which oyu will be doing none of.
  18. should i go with the ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard,Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply and the radeon 7850 and i3 3220? is that good?
  19. ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard not the b75m-gl my bad
  20. hillbillybuck said:
    should i go with the ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard,Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply and the radeon 7850 and i3 3220? is that good?


    Sorry, I am going to sleep. But to answer your question. Yes to 7850, yes to PSU, and here is the mobo I recommend! I have used it in builds for clients and it does everything you could ever want. It is my go to budget board!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315&name=Intel-Motherboards
  21. Ok so far these are the specs i have i still dont know about a good mobo though.

    Intel Core i3-3220

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card

    PNY Optima 4GB RAM

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive

    Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

    Antec Three Hundred Case

    Sony DVD Burner
  22. hillbillybuck said:
    Ok so far these are the specs i have i still dont know about a good mobo though.

    Intel Core i3-3220

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card

    PNY Optima 4GB RAM

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive

    Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

    Antec Three Hundred Case

    Sony DVD Burner


    Did you look at my link? That mother board is great. Here it is again in non-link form:

    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  23. I know i saw but when i was on pcpartpicker it said Some Intel H61 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Ivy Bridge CPUs. So i wasnt sure :/
  24. hillbillybuck said:
    I know i saw but when i was on pcpartpicker it said Some Intel H61 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Ivy Bridge CPUs. So i wasnt sure :/


    Just looked it up and I found several reviews that say it supported Ivy Bridge right away!
  25. Sweet! but will i have to do a bios update?
  26. hillbillybuck said:
    Sweet! but will i have to do a bios update?


    Nothing mentioned a need to. I don't think you will. But if you did, it would be easy fyi...
  27. What resolution will you be gaming at? That will be the most important factor in determining whether you will be gaming at medium or high settings.

    And if you don't know what you are doing, do yourself a favor and use this video--it was a lifesaver for me when I built my first rig! Don't try to wing it and cut corners. Watch the whole video and do exactly as he says and you will have no problems whatsoever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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