Building a Gaming PC, around 400 dollars


First of all I will just warn that this post may have some heavy grammatical errors, so please bear with me.
Secondly I would say that my knowledge of Pc building is average, I know how to put one together and I know how to find parts that fits but my knowledge is restricted, so stupid questions may come.

It's time to build a new PC, my old one is... well old and slow as hell. I'm aiming on 400 dollars right now and it will be a gaming PC. I live in Sweden and i guess finding parts will not be a problem, there is always some way to get them.

I'm not looking for a monster Pc that can play games on max graphic, low is 100% all right, the plan is to update it more when I have the income for it. I don't know anything about overclocking so that's not something I will go for.

Games I would like to play on it is XCOM: enemy unknown/within, Starcraft 2, The secret world and BF4 if possible.

I have used the "Build a $400 APU Gaming Rig" as a foundation.

Here are the parts I'm going for.

I could not find the storage on the list so I link it here.

I already have the chase, the power supply and the memory.
 So it's a CPU, video card, motherboard and storage I'm looking for.

I have some doubts about the AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor because it's CPU and a video card in one. In my head it feels like it's bad because it's one part doing two things. Can you ease my fears or should I go for something else?

So what do you think?

Cheers akaLuckyEye

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

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($69.97 @ OutletPC)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.49 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)

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

Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.79 @ NCIX US)

Total: $414.87


i think this one will be beat the build from cooperman.


5$ over budged but you get 2 free games. if you can take 2x4gb. it will be a lot better for 60%. it was 1600mhz cas 9 ram. 25$ more but it is worth it. but 400$ for a pc is not the best. 500$ is much better. i can give you a lot more for 100$.



sorry for all the problems but here it is. 490$



the 490$ is a good pc that can run pretty good. 760k is good. 7870 is standard for 500-700$ builds. mobo is good in my opinion and you can oc with it but the cpu is allready at 3.8 ghz. you can go to 4.5ghz with a 25$ cooler that fits with the ram. but you don't have to. ram is standard. psu is 500watt and is enough. case is amazing. great build quality and really good reviews and for that amazing price for a atx case.


if you can spend 490$ on you pc. if you can't wel than go with the other. but 490$ is really cheap for that build with all the sales so don't wait to long on this