Is this a decent gaming PC?

I need to build a gaming system on a budget, and I would prefer to stay under $1100 (including the monitor and OS).

I'm new to building computers, and this is what I have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775 - $130

GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406 - $200

MOBO: Intel BOXDQ77MK Micro ATX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121623 - $140

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 - $43

PSU: Seasonic SS-560KM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151098 - $130

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 - $60

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500 GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769 - $65

DVD Burner: ASUS DVD Burner OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - $20

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $100

Monitor: ASUS VH242H 23.6" - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052 - $170

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Total = $1058

Would this system run games such as Borderlands 2, Skyrim, and Far Cry 3 on high settings at 1920 x 1080?
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  1. Here's my advice :
    Both have a better cpu, the mobo is a good one and not overpriced as the intel one, also better monitor (it's an IPS), better gpus, and a psu as good as the seasonic, also put a very good solid case, it has good value.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1006.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    or if you want better card :


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1039.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. Wow, thanks. I didn't think I could get parts like that for that little money.
  3. The PSU seems kinda pricey for an i3 system, don't you think? You can easily find good PSU's for under $70, and apply the money you saved to upgrade to an i5.
  4. +1 for djangoringo suggestions
  5. lmao i have the same performance including the 1980 times 1080 monitor for half that price

    Get this barebone kit from tigerdirect

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7535034&CatId=5205

    Brings everything except the hardrive and graphics card

    hardrive: 1tb 60 dollars

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3303660&CatId=2459


    comes out to a total of 767 :D

    graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)

    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
  6. Yes a i3-3220, a crappy b75 board, a crappy ultra psu, and a crappy case.
    The suggestion for a build of 1000$, must include a quadcore it's a no brainer getting a i3 with so much to spend.
    And the hdd toshiba just sucks, either a WD or seagate are the best ones for hdds.
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