$510 gaming build

Hello everyone. I've been looking around to get a cheap gaming computer that can run games like: Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, StarCraft II, etc. I would like to be able to run all of these games on Medium-high setting if possible. This build needs to include the OS and a monitor. My budget is $510. Would also be nice if this system could be upgraded in the future when I receive more money. Thanks all :D
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  1. AMD FX build:

    HIS iCooler Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition H777F1G2M Video Card
    $129.99

    ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AMD Motherboard
    $69.99

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
    $19.99

    RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $49.99

    AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    $104.99

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory
    $49.99

    Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $64.99


    Grand Total: $489.93

    Intel I3 3220 option:

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    $19.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $49.99

    HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $129.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    $26.99

    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    $44.99

    Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ...
    $129.99

    Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450-M 450W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified ...
    $101.98

    Total: $503.92
    One of them should suit you fine.
  2. First of all, You will not be able to get an OS and monitor into this budget and be able to game at all. The budget without those 2 things is enough to get you medium settings.

    This builds posted above are alright, however, NEVER get a raidmax PSU. Stick with only the reliable brands. (antec, corsair, xfx, seasonic)

    The builds above are also overpriced a bit and you could do better. The best bet for this would be a pentium g860 + hd7850.

    You could also go i3 + maybe 1gb 7850 or 7770.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($77.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Zalman MZ230ED 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $534.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 00:33 EST-0500)
  4. Pingypoker said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($77.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Zalman MZ230ED 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $534.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 00:33 EST-0500)


    This is a good build but a 6770 will get low settings or maybe medium setting at best. OP really needs a 7770 or better. I would just wait for the budget to open up a bit before buying.
  5. the 6770 will be fine. my old budget rig had a 6770 and i played diablo 3 on max settings at 1920 x 1080 with 50-60 fps and starcraft 2 on high settings with 40+ fps. Never played guild wars 2 though
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($130.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $489.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 03:38 EST-0500)


    Monitor not included. I really hope you have another monitor to use in the meantime.
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