$400 Budget Gaming Build Canada

Hi, my friend want me to build him a gaming build that will run BF3 at a decent amount of FPS at 720P or higher resolution. Here is what I got.

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.40 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.95 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($103.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 330 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($23.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $398.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-19 17:42 EDT-0400)

The highest he will ever go is $425, but he would like it to be about $400.

Is this a good build? Feel free to make recommendations or post another build.


Try to keep mail-in-rebates to a minimum

Thanks in advance,
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  1. Looks good, though I think it would be worth it to change out your current Video Card for this one...
    MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB
    It has the same chipset, it's just better.

    And if you are willing to pay an extra $20 on the case, I would recommend this one...
  2. For him, case looks are not really important. He just wants it to work.
  3. Than I don't think you need the better case. Just something that depends on what you are planning on doing with it down the road.
  4. Partpicker rarely is accurate on shipping cost for canada so before you decide on your parts check on the final checkout prices.

    Direct Canada offers free shipping to most areas on orders over 50$ A lot of the time it is actually cheaper to shop there after the free shipping. Shipping tends to be a lot more in Canada on most sites.

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