400-500$ budget for low-medium gaming pc

Hey guys! Im new here at TOM's. I'm about to build my very first pc but I'm not that knowledgeable about pc compatibility,etc.
Im planning to use this pc only to play only "DOTA2" and other low end games. Can you please send me some suggestions? :hello:

Here's the format (thanks to FinneousPJ)

Approximate Purchase Date:ASAP
Budget Range:400-500$ (Im very tight with my budget :( )
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (games that is not too much demanding on graphics) & surfing the internet
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: GPU & RAM only
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NONE
Location: Philippines
Parts Preferences: Either Intel or Amd (the thing is, power usage is not important to me)
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolutionn:1280 x 1024 is fine (please recommend me what is right resolution for the type of GPU you will suggest) :sweat:
Additional Comments: None


P.S. Thankyou in advance :love: :love: :love:
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Biostar B75MU3+ Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HL193ABB 18.5" Monitor ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $532.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:37 EST-0500)

    Here's something I came up with. Should run the games you're interested in and then some. My friend uses that CPU and he plays much more intense games, says it never misses a beat. A little workhorse. I'm sure there is a cheaper AMD solution if you look around a bit. Just something I whipped up real quick.
  2. guitaroo said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Biostar B75MU3+ Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HL193ABB 18.5" Monitor ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $532.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:37 EST-0500)

    Here's something I came up with. Should run the games you're interested in and then some. My friend uses that CPU and he plays much more intense games, says it never misses a beat. A little workhorse. I'm sure there is a cheaper AMD solution if you look around a bit. Just something I whipped up real quick.


    Thankyou guitaroo for the specs! :bounce:
    But can you please show me what is the amd build that fit to my needs? :wahoo:
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HL193ABB 18.5" Monitor ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $503.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 12:27 EST-0500)
  4. This seems a bit late to post an answer but if you haven't built the PC yet you might want to take a look at this ;)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1239870

    Comes with HDD, Motherboard, CPU, and 8GB Ram
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