Very Low Budget Gaming Rig Suggestions?

Hello, I'm pretty new to PC gaming, and I wanted to know if there was a low budget gaming rig that i could use to play games like Skyrim and Sonic Generations (Single-Player games, planning to move on to games like Planetside 2 and Black Ops 2 when i get some more money).

If not a gaming rig, would it just be more worth it to buy a prebuilt PC from Newegg or Tiger Direct or something?

May not be a lot, but budget i had right now is like $400.
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  1. Just my 2 cents, but I think you might want to go with a Trinity APU- it offers good gaming performance with the IGP, and later on you can crossfire with a Radeon HD 7000 series for even better performance.

    CPU - $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

    Mobo - $57
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130661

    Case - $33
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233073

    PSU - $43
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045

    RAM - $47
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220737

    HDD - $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236118

    Total of $350, leaving you enough to go buy black ops :)

    Hope I helped
  2. Here's a review of the Trinity APU - it an play skyrim well at a modest resolution and medium settings, though you're going to need more horsepower if your monitor is 1080p

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-a6-5400k,3224-17.html
  3. edgewood112358 said:
    Just my 2 cents, but I think you might want to go with a Trinity APU- it offers good gaming performance with the IGP, and later on you can crossfire with a Radeon HD 7000 series for even better performance.

    CPU - $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

    Mobo - $57
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130661

    Case - $33
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233073

    PSU - $43
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045

    RAM - $47
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220737

    HDD - $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236118

    Total of $350, leaving you enough to go buy black ops :)

    Hope I helped


    Thanks a bunch for the help :D it's much appreciated.
  4. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uVcT

    And some gaming performance - http://www.anandtech.com/show/6359/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-review/15

    If you were willing to extend the budget a bit.
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