This is not that good of a gaming build, if you want to increase settings above low with decent frame rates due to the low-end CPU and graphics card. It would, however, make for a great general purpose home PC. You are going to have to spend more if you want good performance.
Case: That case is decent, but if you want to use more than one graphics card or the large graphics cards, you will want to go for a full ATX case. Frankly, I think the COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW
is a better case for the same money.
Hard Drive: I suggest a 7200 RPM drive, like the HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM
Motherboard: The 700 series chipsets are obsolete, I would go for the MSI 970A-G45 AM3+ AMD 970
to keep future upgrade paths open. If you don't see yourself upgrading within the next three years, the MSI 870S-G54 AM3 AMD 870
would also be good.
CPU: Unless you are building a general home PC, stay away from the Athlon II's, they aren't that good for gaming. If you can wait a month or so, AMD will be releasing new FX Bulldozer CPU's which will be even better, but will require an AMD 900 series motherboard. If you need this PC now, I would get the AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz
, it is designed a little differently to be faster than Athlon II's, even if they are at nearly the same speed.
Power Supply: Doable, but if you will be using multiple graphics cards, I strongly suggest a better unit with higher wattage.
Graphics Card: That is a very bad graphics card for a gaming build, even AMD's Llano APU's could probably beat it for less. The SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB
is a great entry-level graphics card for gaming. If you can afford it, the PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB
is even better for a mid-range card.
RAM: You can do that, but I don't see why you would need 8GB of RAM on a budget build. One or two CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 RAM
kits should do nicely.
Alternatively, you can swap out the CPU and graphics card above, for the BIOSTAR TA75A+ FM1 AMD A75
motherboard and the AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz
CPU/APU. That CPU has a Phenom II X4 clocked at 2.9GHz. combined with a Radeon 6550 on one processor AMD calls an APU. You don't need to add a graphics card unless you want above the 6550 in terms of performance.