Help me with my PC!!!

PrezParadox

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So I really want to build my own PC because my laptop sucks. I started doing this by looking at LifeHacker's guide, but soon became frustrated and looked at other guides, all with the same result. So I'm asking this forum for help! My budget is, at max, $400. I would like to keep it around $300-$350 though. I want it to be a decent gaming computer, being able to play games like Skryim, and I also don't particularly care about high settings, as long as it runs well and has decent FPS. So before I write a book about this, here is what I have chosen so far, can you help me finish it and make it cheaper and better?

CPU- AMD FX-8320 $144.99

Motherboard- ASRock 970M Pro3 MIcroATX AMD Motherboard $54.99

Case- Rosewill FBM-05 $34.99 (I do need a mini tower, and I would prefer to keep this one)

RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (Dual Channel motherboard, so 4GB each)

Graphics Card- PNY GeForce GT 730 1GB around $60

And that's all I got, I would like to have a lot of storage and stuff as I have a lot of games. Thanks for helping me!
 

tiny voices

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FOr the games you listed, an intel build will perform WAY better than AMD will.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($48.30 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.25 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $422.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-24 12:50 EDT-0400

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tiny voices

Titan
Moderator
FOr the games you listed, an intel build will perform WAY better than AMD will.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($48.30 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.25 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $422.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-24 12:50 EDT-0400

This is what you want to do.
 

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