Building a performance machine for 3D applications and gaming on a budget.
Hello, I am currently attempting to build my first performance machine for 3D applications and gaming. As a super n00b I am more than willing to take critique. My budget for this endeavor is 700-800$. I already have an ATX mid tower(Raidmax Windstorm, with 500watt PSU included), as well a H55 motherboard(micro-ATX P7H55-M Pro), and lastly an Intel i3-530 CPU. I have cannabalized my optical drive and SATA drive from my old PC. I have spent 300$ so far, my question is with what I have so far, will it get me by for the purposes I mentioned and what graphics card should I be looking into and what RAM will work best for my build?