Budget AMD Gaming

Hey all, I've never built a AMD, or a Budget System, but my girlfriend recently got into playing some MMO's and were waiting for A Realm Reborn to be released, and I know her laptop wont be able to handle it so I'm looking to build her a Budget rig for medium - high Graphic gaming. After looking up parts from AMD I'm not really sure real world performance on there stuff so I'd like advice on a build I've Started putting together.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vys1


Approximate Purchase Date: Next Few Weeks


Budget Range:500-700 $ shipping can be a bit more

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Medium Spec Gaming - Everyday internet use, etc.


Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'll be ordering everything from newegg, even though the Link is an assortment of different retailers


Location: City, State/Region, Country - Honey Brook, PA USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type - I'm open to Intel if the price would be similar, but AMD seems the route to go for the price I'm looking at.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Additional Comments: Like I said game she's playing now is WoW, but I'm building this with A realm reborn in mind. Already have a 650w PSU on hand so I won't need one.
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  1. It would help to know what operating system you will use , and the resolution of your monitor
  2. Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, not sure on the resolution, the monitor has just been sitting in a closet for about 3 years, I think is 1280x1024, or something like that.
  3. Switch out this MOBO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302
    And this CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    And you are still good to go as far as budget is concerned.
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vzSY
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vzSY/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vzSY/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $559.20
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 21:21 EST-0500)

    edit: get the motherboard that Lolang suggested if its available for 69$.
  5. Thanks alot for the answers guys, got a great idea of what to get now.
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