400$ gaming pc build help please

I need help with choosing pretty much all the components. Also taking advantage of the holiday deals.  This pc would be mainly to play minecraft, arma, and team fortress 2.  I've never built a computer before and need a lot of help. Thanks guys.


$368.93 after rebates $428.93 before rebates 

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $368.93

Look at the "Build a PC" video section here.You might be able to find what you're looking for.I think Logan did a video at that price range.

Yea,found it.


Bear in mind that prices for components are always fluctuating.So you might be able to get it within your budget.

+1 But there's enough space in the budget to get 8GB?


If you're serious about ordering right now then take advantage of deals like these.



This is $456 after rebates, and includes a 7870. This is a little overbudget but is a very good deal for that price point.


If you need to go down to $400 I suggest dropping down to this.




Basically same thing with a Athlon II X4 750K, appropriate MOBO, and a cheaper Case. That's as close as I can get you to $400 right now.

That 7870 is also a steal, you should grab that quick if you're planning on buying. It will probably end soon.


The MOBO deal on the first build if you go with that one also ends today. Same with RAM.

What does it mean when he says an apu based rig?

AMD's "APU"'s are a CPU+GPU combo, with their main advantage being price to performance. It's basically a CPU with actual GOOD integrated graphics.


Now, it's not as good as getting a real good dedicated GPU, but they're getting up there. Especially things like Kaveri are getting more and more powerful (Kaveri is the new APU line coming soon)

The motherboard that Logan showed in his video was discontinued.  Will this work?