How's this for a budget gaming computer?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.97 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Mionix Naos 3200 Wired Optical Mouse ($47.84 @ Amazon)
Total: $703.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 18:25 EDT-0400)

Will this work? And how well will it be able to play modern games?
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JWKe
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JWKe/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JWKe/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $639.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 19:50 EDT-0400)
  2. bodeen2012 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JWKe
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JWKe/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JWKe/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $639.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 19:50 EDT-0400)


    Much better gamer than the intel dual core , but with so much left in the budget it is possible to get a 7870 XT , and upgrade the case too . The Antec 300 TWO is a great case at about $70 , or the original HAF 922
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