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November 20, 2012 4:48:43 PM

Hey everyone I new to computers and I want to get into the world of pc gaming. I've decided i'm going to start by building my own gaming pc. Seeing how we don't have a lot of money it's going to be a budget gaming pc. I was wondering if this is a good build and I'm open to any recommendations!
This is what I got so far:

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:

Antec Three Hundred Case:

Sony DVD Burner:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Operating System:

All added up on Amazon the price is $584.30!

Tell me what you think and I'd love some feedback on what games and settings i'll be limited to.

I'm fine with playing on medium-low, I'm looking to play World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, DayZ, and Guild Wars 2!

Thanks everyone for the help!

Also are all these parts capatable with each other?

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November 20, 2012 5:07:29 PM

looks good, but if you can i would recommend an i3-3220 or another ivy bridge i3, and a h77 motherboard. but its not a must , it will perform almost the same in games. and down the road you might want to get 8gigs of ram. but for 500-600 bucks its probly the best pc you can build.
November 21, 2012 9:47:57 AM

This is a pretty solid build its 530 after Mir you get a ivy bridge I3 8gb ram a b75 mobo a great AMD 7850 gpu you could also go by getting a h61 mobo and ai
Ntel pentium CPU and upgrade to a AMD 7870
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November 21, 2012 12:05:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $426.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 09:04 EST-0500)

This is what a true budget build looks like! Get this, better in value and cheaper in price.

The only difference between the G860 and the i3 2120 is lower clocks and hyperthreading. The G860 would be able to play your games as well as the i3 2120.

There's no reason anymore to get over the budget. =)
November 21, 2012 3:34:33 PM

Thanks everyone for the responses! But cutebeans for your build above could it run games just as good as my build? Because if it can ill probably go with your build the cheaper the better!
November 21, 2012 3:35:47 PM

Btw isnt windows 7 better for gaming? I've never used Windows 8 before and I hear its complicated
a b 4 Gaming
November 21, 2012 10:49:43 PM

Hi friend! It's better and has no problems in gaming. :)