|Build Help| Is this a good budget build that can run games smooth at 1080p?

Looks pretty good, but the motherboard could use some nerfing. If you're looking for overclockability, I heard that the MSI Z97 PC MATE is pretty good.

Maybe dish out a couple of more bucks for a R9 280, like this one.

So it should look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $169.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $57.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $683.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-28 00:11 EST-0500
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