550Dollar Game PC

I want to build my own pc for like 550Dollar the heaviest game i'm going to play is The Elder Scrolls online.

How would this run? and do you guys have any tips or make the build better.

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.85 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($217.27 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Raidmax Cobra 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $557.05

Here's a similar build that uses slightly different parts (ones that I would trust). The main changes are a dual channel RAM kit for about $7 extra (worth it) and the lowest price PSU I could find from a manufacturer I have heard of and trust. 

Total Cost = $635.43 after discounts and postage.



Here's an AMD build. Notable changes are a Quad core chip for $10 extra, an ASRock mobo for $12 extra (it has 4 RAM slots and decent reviews).

Total cost = $657.45 after discounts and postage.



Again, these are just my suggestions. The build you've specced up will work well for web browsing, flash games, pre 2011 ish games (in my opinion) and movies. I would encourage more than a dual core chip if you want to play new games, but newer games may well run on your system (no guarantees of course).

Best of luck with the build!

I'd do something like this:


You can go with the 270x you posted for a bit more if you want

+1 on this one.

Don't bother with the 4GB version of the 270x, especially if you're gaming at 1080 or lower.


i second this build...

Im going to run 720p monitor + 1080p tv 48" thats why i need a good ghraphics card

I'd still go with the 7870 given your budget, it should be able to handle that.  The performance between a 7870 and 270x is similar.  And like others have said i wouldn't get the 4gb 270x, its not worth it because the card won't be able to utilize it Unless you want to crossfire two of them which I actually hadn't thought of before.