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Is This a Good Build Plan for my First Budget Gaming PC?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BtiN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BtiN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BtiN/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($57.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($145.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $538.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 16:09 EDT-0400)
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  1. It is a good build, all except for the power supply. The CX series has issues, i suggest the XFX 550W 80+ Bronze:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  2. H4X3R said:
    It is a good build, all except for the power supply. The CX series has issues, i suggest the XFX 550W 80+ Bronze:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9


    Thanks for the heads up !
  3. Zero_ said:


    Definitely, that makes sense. I will adjust my parts list ;)
  4. Best answer
    You want a much better gaming computer for the prize? Here you go! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Buiz
  5. Forgive me for being a noob AMDRadeonHD, but in what ways is it better.
  6. Notserp said:
    Forgive me for being a noob AMDRadeonHD, but in what ways is it better.



    It has a much better motherboard that can handle AMD Athlon X4 750K over 4.5GHz with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, It has a much faster hard disk drive and a bigger capacity, it has 1866MHz with CAS 9 latency and 1.5 voltage, it has a much better airflow and a much better looking computer case, much better power supply with 5 year warranty, the graphics card is the same, but the overall build is much better, it is also more future-proof when you add a new graphics card later, and FM2+ CPU's and motherboards are going to come later so you can even upgrade your CPU.
  7. AMDRadeonHD said:
    Notserp said:
    Forgive me for being a noob AMDRadeonHD, but in what ways is it better.



    It has a much better motherboard that can handle AMD Athlon X4 750K over 4.5GHz with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, It has a much faster hard disk drive and a bigger capacity, it has 1866MHz with CAS 9 latency and 1.5 voltage, it has a much better airflow and a much better looking computer case, much better power supply with 5 year warranty, the graphics card is the same, but the overall build is much better, it is also more future-proof when you add a new graphics card later, and FM2+ CPU's and motherboards are going to come later so you can even upgrade your CPU.



    Thank you for the detailed explanation. I definitely want something that I can upgrade down the road.

    The computer case is much more to my liking too. Can't wait to get this going :pt1cable:
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