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My First Build - Gaming

Hi all, I am new to the community, and I was wondering if my build is okay. First, I would like to use this to play several games and edit videos a little - mainly, I want good graphics and performance. However, I'm only 13 years old. Budget is an issue, and I need the computer to stay under $500. The operating system isn't an issue. The monitor, keyboard, mice, speakers, etc. is not needed - I already have this. So, here's the build - will it hold up for me?:

CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock A75M Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($28.84 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GT 520 1GB Video Card ($45.38 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.52 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-S8R-20AK-GP 28.9 CFM 80mm Fan ($2.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.36 @ Mac Connection)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $491.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.31 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $509.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 19:53 EST-0500)


    This will be about 2.5x as powerful as your build.
  2. tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.31 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $509.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 19:53 EST-0500)


    This will be about 2.5x as powerful as your build.


    Are yoiu sure the Intel i3 will do the gaming job?
  3. Yes its considerably more powerful than any APU series processor. I have an i3 and have no problem with any game. You could get an fx-6300 for about the same money but it won't be really any better. Plus with an i3 you can upgrade to an i5 later.
  4. +1 to tiny voices. i3 is a great gamer.
  5. Best answer selected by mrcowdude20.
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