Video card: gtx 650 $110
mobo: asrock h77m $70
cpu: ivy bridge pentium G2120 $100
psu: 600w coolmax zx series $45
case: cm sotrm enforcer $51
Optical drive (optional): samsung dvd burner 24x sata model $16
hdd: any cheap 320g hdd
This is my first pc build so any feedback is welcome. I plan on playing games such as bf3 mw2 minecraft on high settings. My budget is 400-500 dollars. The resolution i plan on playing is 1366x786 or higher but not anything way over that such as an overkill.
Here's what I came up with. You don't have the graphics power of the 7870 2gb but you have more computing power & a higher clock speed with the i3-2120. You also get the Antec One, which is the same case I use which allows for cable management, comes with 2 fans with room for 3 more and the price is out the door, no waiting around for mail in rebates.