Ive been researching builds for a gaming pc and i found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ-s...feature=relmfu
Would this be a good build for around $500, i would like to not go any higher than that. If not maybe some suggestions for a build around $500 or maybe less, the only game that will be played is wow.
check the chaud's build of the month sticky and compare both builds.
Puppy and Dolphin
Overclocked Puppy will outperform Dolphin when multiple threads are in use (Not WoW) and come close in most other cases.
Mix and match anything but the CPU/Motherboard combo between Puppy and Dolphin. Pick one of the two CPU/Motherboard combos.
Mix and match anything between Dolphin and Narwhal. (check here http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/?page=3)
That looks like a great budget build. The i3 2120 was the recommended dual core for the price on Tom's Hardware and it beat out most AMD quad cores on WoW BUT currently the Ivy Bridge i3 3220 took it's spot as the recommended and it's only $20 more. You just have to make sure you find an Ivy Bridge Motherboard and not a sandy bridge like the 2120 uses. Now for the video card, the 7770 is also currently on the Tom's recommended list but for $20 more you can get the Nvidia 560 ti which in my opinion would be the better choice since you get a lot of features from Nvidia like adaptive Vsync and all kinds of other options, good driver support and Physx which is seriously worth it in games like Borderlands 2 and Batman. I switched from an HD 6870 to a GTX 670 and I don't think I'm going back to AMD unless they just have the absolute best price/performance card at the time. Physx is AMAZING. Also, RAM is cheap so you could spend a few dollars more and just go with the 8gb for a 64 bit OS.