$500-$600 Gaming PC Build (First Gaming PC)

This will be my first pc build. I want to get the most out of my money and I wont be doing any heavy gaming and i'm trying to stay in the budget of around $550 but $600 is the max. More info at the bottom of this post. This is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ou9E

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of this month (April 30)

Budget Range:: $500-$600 (Mainly $550)

System Usage (High>Low): Web browsing/multitasking, Gaming (LoL, Minecraft, TF2, some other Steam games), movies/music

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,monitor(will upgrade it later),speakers, Windows 7 (OS), optical drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (mainly newegg), tigerdirect.com, microcenter.com

State/Country: Florida, USA

Parts Preferences: This is what i have so far, please give feedback if you think I should change something (link at the top of page):

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

>MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI
Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

>ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

>CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10

>COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-I3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply

>Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM

>Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Overclocking: No, maybe in the future (too noob for that now)

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 - will upgrade to 1680x1050 in the future

Additional Comments: I dont need CrossFire as I'm not going to use it. I need a good, cheap, reliable wifi adapter since this PC is going to be running on wifi. And for gaming i was hoping on running smoothly on HIGH-MEDIUM settings on games. I was also wondering if there was a way or if I should even include an affordable SSD for the OS in this budget build. Please give feedback.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $581.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. If u going AMD, go with Deneb X4 or Vishera X4/X6 over any Zambezi offerings? This was my suggested $500 1680 x 1050 config with generous room to grow
  3. I like that build too. But here is a noob question, isn't the Deneb X4 a little outdated? That was going to be my second option for the processor but I don't know if i should go to a newer processor.
  4. Nah even Toms recognize that with games leveraging on more than 2 ores today more than ever the Deneb X4 still commands a place in the best gaming cpu under $100 cat ^^ Willing to spend more i'd hit an i5 build though
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