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Would this be a good budget gaming computer?

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October 27, 2012 5:42:22 AM

Alright so I was creating a budget gaming build. Like under 500. Maybe a little bit over that. It is straight up only for gaming and basic computing. Like Office suite. and Some small stuff like that. It isn't meant for Bf3 on ultra. It is just a casual gaming computer for people who don't mind medium settings. Thats where the problem comes in. I want to know if my build idea will be able to handle those things. Also I am new here and am not 100% i should be posting about this in this category. However any help is appreciated.

First the case: Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ARock 970 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: I was originally going to go with the AMD Phenom II X4 but that is an AM3 socket and I want an AM3+ so I am going to go with the AMD FX-4300 Vishera
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: This part I am worried about. It got good reviews but on other sites I am seeing bad stuff about it. Please help me with this one specifically. Sapphire radeon HD 7770 OC 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive: Sony DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Card Reader: Rosewill 74-in-one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please tell me what you think and maybe some improvements. Whatever you may do, do not suggest any intel stuff. I prefer AMD. Thanks
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October 27, 2012 6:03:05 AM

If you are focused on an AMD build then yea its fine apart from that PSU, the two year warranty is a bit of a giveaway!

The 970 Extreme4 is only $10 more, but won't really make much difference to your set up..

Not a big fan of that case either, something like this would be better for a budget build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 7770 is great for low end gaming
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