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    Just a tad imbalanced.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $481.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 19:04 EST-0500)

    This is a slight mod of your build, but with a much stronger GPU, stronger processor, DVD drive (which you can remove) and more RAM. If you are unable to spend this much, you can go for a lesser video card.
  2. Thanks but My budget is $340 so how would I balance the original build without going over my budget?
  3. $340.....hmm.....your first build didn't seem to add up to that, but here is how I would do it:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($23.17 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $335.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 22:12 EST-0500)

    You can also go for a new AMD chip, but I think this will perform better.
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