I want to build my own gaming computer?


Dec 16, 2012
I want to build a gaming computer under 500 dollars and I'm new to this.
I'm am not sure if these are compatible with each other.
Here is what I got so far.

AMD Athlon II X3 450 95W Processor (ADX450WFGMBOX) $70.69

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10) $66.99

Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior (RC-430-KWN1) $41.98

Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g $8.35

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX $69.99

GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 DVI-D / D-Sub / HDMI CrossFire Ready Graphics Card $20.00

$364.54 Total

What am I missing? What else do I need? Are these all going to fit iside the case?


Oct 26, 2012
If you want to play many of the newer games on higher settings, that graphics card really won't be strong enough. You'll need to look at a card of $150-$250 to get into some of the more powerful cards for modern games on reasonable to high settings.