[First Build]Budget Intel Gaming PC

Hello,
Hey guys I want to build a PC for my little bro. He is mainly going to use it for WoW and Guild Wars 2. I put together this build but dont know much about building PCs. I have a GTX 550ti and a PSU already so I dont need those. This build is around $480. Thanks for any help and advice.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9T3K2/8X

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB
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  1. i3-2120 older i3

    i3 3220 :) new ivy bridge

    btw can you stretch budget to get i5 3470?
  2. Ok thanks Ill try and see if I can get the i5 3470 but the build I have set up right now is fine for medium setting gaming at 720p?
    And also a 450W PSU should be fine or should I go higher?
  3. those are medium game. i believe 550 ti can handle it well. the i5 cpu is way above requirement and will not dissapoint you in any way

    put psu link/spec here

    450w can be bad or good. depends on brand/spec
  4. Well its a 450W from my Dell XPS 8300 which is my current gaming PC with but I replaced that PSU with a 600W and a GTX 660ti. And also this MOBO is cheaper but will it run well or stick to the current one I have? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130674&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
  5. vote for msi h77 :) for non-OC cpu, cheaper but good quality mobo is good choice
  6. ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM

    Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9T3K2/8X

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

    AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

    I also put an AMD Build together and it came out to $470.
    Let me know what you guys think
  7. i hate to say this... amd 4100 is old zambezi architecture, newer version is 4300 and 6300. even both of them if OCed couldnt match any i5 ivy bridge cpu


    sorry AMD company, i love 8350 but not anything lower than it
  8. ok thanks ill stick to the Intel build then. Ill just buy a 600W that I put in my PC. But other than that this build is ok for gaming will it even run games like BF3 and Crysis on medium settings on 720p resolution?
  9. it really depends on your GPU which is 550 ti. i5 will not limit any of its performance. i sugeest you to try it first with 550 ti. if you arent satisfied, then you need more powerful GPU, 7870 will do
  10. I dont think Ill be able to get the i5. But how will it run with the i3-3220 run with the GTX 550ti. I had the GTX550ti with the i7-2600 on my PC and it ran BF3 on high at 720p so will it run as well with the i3?
    Thanks for all the help by the way/ :D
  11. i believe you can afford it, you can always cheap out on mobo to a medium class but keep good quality.
  12. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $409.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 13:01 EST-0500)

    micro atx gaming pc build
  13. is there a difference in performance between micro atx and normal atx
    and also do i need a smaller psu since the case is smaller
  14. is there a difference in performance between micro atx and normal atx
    and also do i need a smaller psu since the case is smaller
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