Can this computer run games like BF3 or Guild Wars 2?

gambitd

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I'm new, i want to build a gaming computer that is less the $700 maximum.

Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ ($65)

CPU

AMD FX-6100 ($120)

RAM

Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 (1333 Mhz) ($20)

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (1GB) ($110)

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB ($55)

Optical Drive

Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)

Case

Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ($40)

Power Supply

Cooler Master Elite Series 460 Watts ($25)


Total Cost: $453 (USD)
 

gambitd

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is there anything i can do to make this much better? my cap is $700. I want to keep this as low as possible. I'm sorry I'm such a noob, I'm still learning on building a desktop.
 
You didn't list OS cost in your OP, so I didn't include it in this, but take a look:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.76 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $613.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
 

gambitd

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This is awesome, thanks a lot. If you had a $700 ~ $800 budget to build a gaming computer, what would put in?
 
I'd step it up to 7870, because I game at 1920x1080 resolution, and if you still have enough money after that get an i5 instead of i3. That's all.

But don't forget that if you don't have a copy of win7 available, you need to factor in about $90-100 for OS cost.
 

Kamen_BG

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Hi i made this build for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.52 @ Amazon)
Total: $760.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It's a lot morefull than the one you made and also a pretty significant upgrade from the one made by AntiZig.Compared to yours it's about 2-3 times more powerfull and compared to his...Depending on the game 20-40%.
 
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da22

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A Good solid build! worth the extra money!
 

gambitd

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Thanks a lot also! I love the input, very helpful. Will this be easy to build? are there anyways to make it better? Thanks once again. I'm really looking forward to build a gaming computer. Any advise btw?
 

Kamen_BG

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Uhm sorry im so late to answer but ok ill try making th build a bit better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($165.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.75 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $779.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

As you've probably noticed there was a serious shortage of HD 7870's which caused their price to rise by about 25 dolars so i switched the card with a faster model which is also a bit more expensive.The prices on Intel's core i5 processors also rose a bit so i tried to keep the costs down and switched the CPU to a slightly slower model (this will NOT have any negative effect on the PC's gaming performance).
I also switched the power supply to the Antec High Current Gamer 750W as it's an amazing power supply.It does not feature a modualr design, but under load it can provide up to 1000W power!

And to AntiZig the reason i included this power supply is because power supplies age very well so if he buys a good one now he shouldn't need to buy another one when he builds a new PC.

But yeah if you don't really care about future proofing you can go with this one instead.It packs plenty of power for a fair price.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoeco520c