looking for a 500 dollar gaming pc build that can run latest games

hi,
I want to get a gaming pc but my budget is 500 dollars (i might be able to go a little over it if its worth it). I can only buy the parts from tiger direct because its the only shop i found that ships to Israel.
I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and headphones.

I dont need a operating system

I dont need a hard drive (have one)
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  1. Are you going to need a operating system? if so this budget is almost impossible to play the latest games. But we'll wee what we can do.
  2. tenaciousk said:
    Are you going to need a operating system? if so this budget is almost impossible to play the latest games. But we'll wee what we can do.

    no i dont need a operating system and i dont need a hard drive forgot to mention sorry
  3. This would be my AMD 500 dollar suggestion.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $496.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 08:05 EDT-0400)

    This is an intel option.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.30 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $492.20
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 08:09 EDT-0400)
  4. Went over by 38 cents... but... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LoXE

    The main purpose is so that in a year or two you just grab an i7-3770k (or 3570k) used, and if you want to you can upgrade your video card and you'd have a pretty up to date gaming rig. You should be able to find most of those parts or at least similarly priced parts at tigerdirect.

    Edit: Whoops, forgot an optical drive, so I'm over budget by like 20 bucks . . .
  5. Traciatim said:
    Went over by 38 cents... but... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LoXE

    The main purpose is so that in a year or two you just grab an i7-3770k (or 3570k) used, and if you want to you can upgrade your video card and you'd have a pretty up to date gaming rig. You should be able to find most of those parts or at least similarly priced parts at tigerdirect.

    Edit: Whoops, forgot an optical drive, so I'm over budget by like 20 bucks . . .


    Also, i know the 430 is a good psu, but AMD suggest a minimum of 500w with a 7850, as you can see in the system requirements here. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7850/Pages/radeon-7850.aspx#2. Also starting with a 430watt psu means, if he ever did want to add a better gpu. He would have to buy a new power supply anyway.
  6. tenaciousk said:
    Traciatim said:
    Went over by 38 cents... but... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LoXE

    The main purpose is so that in a year or two you just grab an i7-3770k (or 3570k) used, and if you want to you can upgrade your video card and you'd have a pretty up to date gaming rig. You should be able to find most of those parts or at least similarly priced parts at tigerdirect.

    Edit: Whoops, forgot an optical drive, so I'm over budget by like 20 bucks . . .


    Also, i know the 430 is a good psu, but AMD suggest a minimum of 500w with a 7850, as you can see in the system requirements here. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7850/Pages/radeon-7850.aspx#2. Also starting with a 430watt psu means, if he ever did want to add a better gpu. He would have to buy a new power supply anyway.


    My 3570k with a 7850 uses 230 watts from the wall at peak (measured with a kill-a-watt, PSU is 85% efficient meaning it's actually delivering 195 watts or so). They have to say a 500watt power supply to ensure it will run on the 19 dollar jobbies that will catch on fire if 350 watts go through them. That 430 will run a pretty beefy machine.
  7. Take a look at the anandtech link with a Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.3GHz, and a GTX 670 peaking at 317 watts from the wall (@90% efficient that's delivering 285 watts. Gone are the days of the 150 watt CPU and 300 Watt video cards.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga/17
  8. tenaciousk said:
    This would be my AMD 500 dollar suggestion.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $496.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 08:05 EDT-0400)

    This is an intel option.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.30 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $492.20
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 08:09 EDT-0400)


    would this be worth it for the extra 10$

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4283004&Sku=A79-4134
  9. replacing the amd processor suggested
  10. HI sorry for the late reply, had to work for a little while. Phenom x4 965 is better and faster than fx 4130.bulldozer is not so good in games. If you raise your budget then go with fx 6300.
  11. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LrTt
    Add a 7850 from NewEgg for $160.
    Total: $489
  12. damanx22 said:
    hi,
    I want to get a gaming pc but my budget is 500 dollars (i might be able to go a little over it if its worth it). I can only buy the parts from tiger direct because its the only shop i found that ships to Israel.
    I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and headphones.

    I dont need a operating system

    I dont need a hard drive (have one)


    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/B2j for 512 its pretty beast
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