500$ gaming rig

need to cut some prices on comp build, currently 550 without the ios.

dvd drive- O451-1030 OEM ::Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive - 24x, SATA, Black, OEM(0.68 lbs)

gpu- A271-7772 ::Sapphire 11201-02-20G Radeon HD 7770 GHZ Ed. OC Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX, Eyefinity(0.6 lbs)

motherboard- G452-2612 ::GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series FX Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2000MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready(2.95 lbs)

cpu- A79-4100 ::AMD FD4100WMGUSBX FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 95W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail(1.55 lbs)

hard drive- TSD-500AAKX ::WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache(1 lbs)

ram- C13-5702 ::Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered(0.3 lbs)

psu- C283-1220 ::Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3 500-Watt US Power Supply - ATX, 12V, 120mm Fan, RoHS Compliant (3.2 lbs)

case- A355-2018 ::Apex Vortex3620 Gaming Mid-Tower Case - 10x Drive Bays, USB, eSATA(14.15 lbs)
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
    Total: $499.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 17:36 EST-0500)

    The power supply and case listed should be much more reliable than the ones you picked out.

    You'll want to put more money into your graphics card and less into your CPU if you're going for pure gaming performance.

    If you're overclocking (I don't see any other reason why you'd get a 970 motherboard over a 960) and you want to stick with AMD, I'd suggest you get a different cooler.
  2. im more so into mmorpgs then fps and etc, but i do play games like dark souls. are you sure that cpu will be able to handle it?
  3. That's a good build right there. Make sure that processor is not pick up in store only though, as Microcenter tends to do that.
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