For a long time i have been very interested in computers. One day i decided im going to build a computer for gaming/school. I put a lot of time into researching and comparing parts for my budget build and was hoping some of you guys would give a word of advice or suggestions. I am planning to use a mATX setup but also interested to use a reg. ATX build (pls note that this is my first time using the forum, correct me if im using it the wrong way).
Here are the parts list:
cpu: Intel Core i3-3220 $125(amazon)
gpu: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB $100(amazon)
psu: Corsair Gaming Series GS500 500w Power Supply $41(frys)
dvd: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
mobo: MSI LGA1155/Intel B75/DDR3/SATA3 USB 3.0 $65(amazon)
ram: DDR3 4GB 1600MHz Single BALLSTIX $25(amazon)
case: Xion Performance Meshed mATX USB 3.0 $40(amazon)
hdd:Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD SATA $55(amazon)
os: Windows 8 $90(amazon)
m/k: Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard $16(amazon)
Monitor: HP WJ676AA#ABA S2031 20" LCD PC MONITOR $100(frys)
Here is a regular ATX Build. Should I go for the mATX or ATX?
It's not bad for what you pay. Just don't expect to play at above medium for current games. Even Medium would be a push. Can you find a HD 7770 GHz? It's about the same price. Would be a small improvement.