Is this a good deal? Budget gaming PC help!!!

I'm looking to finally get into PC gaming, and as such building my first desktop. I'm fairly good with computers so I think I can get the actual assembly done, but I'm not possitive on components. My budget is a meager $400, so I'm not exspecting top of the line, medium graphics on modern games would be fine. I was looking at newegg DIY kits, and this one caught my eye:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1171049

Is it ok, or am I missing something important. I know I'll have to buy the OS, so I'll have to find another hundred somewhere. Basically I'm looking for the best config under $400 before the OS. Also, I don't have a monitor, so would my TV be ok? Thanks:)
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  1. no...

    this one has powerful GPU
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $413.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:39 EST-0500)
  2. Lol definetly don't get that. It is best to build on yourself. The reason it is so expensive is because it has 2tb hdd and 16gb ram. Games hardly use 4-6. This build will beat that APU by a mile

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $384.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:42 EST-0500)

    Actually has a real GPU in it. And yes your tv will be ok aslong as it has a VGA or HDMI (preffered).
  3. blake1243 said:
    Lol definetly don't get that. It is best to build on yourself. The reason it is so expensive is because it has 2tb hdd and 16gb ram. Games hardly use 4-6. This build will beat that APU by a mile

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $384.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:42 EST-0500)

    Actually has a real GPU in it. And yes your tv will be ok aslong as it has a VGA or HDMI (preffered).


    But the HDD you suggested is for a laptop. And will 500GB really be enough? I'd like to keep this for 2-3 years before upgrading.
  4. lol in 3 years the HD 7770 won't play games at medium on 1080p. I personally own a HD 7770 and it plays most of my games on high. But i also plan to get a i5 + HD 8950 when they come out. The point of the lga 1155 budget build is to get a i5 later.
  5. blake1243 said:
    lol in 3 years the HD 7770 won't play games at medium on 1080p. I personally own a HD 7770 and it plays most of my games on high. But i also plan to get a i5 + HD 8950 when they come out. The point of the lga 1155 budget build is to get a i5 later.


    ah, but intel is switching to LGA 1150 for Haswell, It's also their Tock, and that should give it better perforance than the sandy-ivy bridge tick, which gave you only like -4% improvement.
  6. Its still gonna be 22nm architecture so i really don't think it will be more than 6%. And unless they discontinue the Ivy Bridge i5/i7 lineup they will still be a very good upgrade option. Haswell will probably be overpriced anyways, along with there new LGA1150 motherboards.
  7. ^ you dont know what you are saying
  8. blake1243 said:
    Its still gonna be 22nm architecture so i really don't think it will be more than 6%. And unless they discontinue the Ivy Bridge i5/i7 lineup they will still be a very good upgrade option. Haswell will probably be overpriced anyways, along with there new LGA1150 motherboards.



    very true ;)
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