Ideas for $500-550 gaming pc build with already bought ram hdd and optical drive Tags: Gaming Optical Media RAM Build Hard Drives Systems Last response: April 5, 2013 4:45 AM in Systems Share tcg594 April 5, 2013 3:51:18 AM ill be recycling parts from my old pc the ram (4gb) the hdd and the optical drive so excluding those what should i build my pc with any ideas im open to amd and Intel More about : ideas 500 550 gaming build bought ram hdd optical drive tenaciousk April 5, 2013 4:34:58 AM Are you hoping to do any overclocking? do you need to buy an operating system? tenaciousk April 5, 2013 4:45:10 AM Here is a Intel option. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.39 @ Amazon) Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Total: $531.35 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 07:39 EDT-0400) Here is a AMD option (would be the better gaming system) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.49 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg) Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.74 @ Amazon) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Total: $551.18 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 07:45 EDT-0400) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy cheap gaming build for under $580 (Without HDD and optical drive) Forum$550 Gaming PC - Have Case, HDD, Optical Drive and OS More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !