Building a gaming computer under $400

Hi guys!

Its my first time building a new computer and I only have a small budget of $400 dollars. I pretty much know nothing about the computer parts beside my friend recommended me the Intel i5 processor. This computer will mainly just be playing League of Legends at max settings and occasionally other MMO or FPS games.

I will not be needing a Monitor, Os, or Keyboard and Mouse (unless its at a very cheap price).

Thankyou very much for you guys' help in advance :)
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  1. No gaming build will sqeeze under 400$ and thats the sad truth :(
    However you could up the budget to 600$ then you can see about it
  2. Will be hard to get i5 on a 400$ pc. I was 30$ over budget. I never made a build this cheap so I would like someone to review it.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sPLJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sPLJ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sPLJ/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 880G-E45 ATX AM3 Motherboard ($75.49 @ Compuvest)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $432.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 20:05 EST-0500)
  3. That build seems to be the best he can get with that price, but I recommend another $10 to get 2x4GB sticks of RAM.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.53 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($45.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($115.50 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($23.17 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $403.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 20:49 EST-0500)
  5. Oh wow, thanks for all the quick reply guys. I know $400 is pretty tight, if anything I could probably get $100 more from somewhere.
  6. I know 7770 is better but what op were to cut gpu to a 7750, I think he could make budget. Op you might see what you can find even in an Athlon quad and budget board and you can upgrade gpu later.
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