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May 26, 2013 8:41:24 PM

Okay I need a $500 pc that can do decent on gaming. It needs to be $500 not a penny more.
I dont need a os or monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. I do need a case and all of that. The games I will be playing is mostly games such as minecraft, WoW, neverwinter, path of exile, diablo 3, and maybe some other games.

Also i prefer to shop at newegg.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 8:49:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.15 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $495.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 23:49 EDT-0400)

Is non-newegg a dealbreaker? Your budget is quite low, so when there's an opportunity to get a few dollars here and there from another reputable seller, I think you have to take it!
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 8:56:08 PM

Good build for $500, but I'd add a Cooler Master Evo and upgrade to 2x4GB RAM. Yes, it pushes the budget over $500, but the cooler is needed.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 8:57:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.00 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($23.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 450W ATX Power Supply ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $464.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 23:50 EDT-0400)
Solid i3 build, with a 7770 ghz. The mobo is cheap, but msi is reliable. With newegg everything, it will run about $500. If you're going to spend more money, go with a nicer box, or a even more reliable psu (antec, seasonic)
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May 26, 2013 9:07:12 PM

DSzymborski said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.15 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $495.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 23:49 EDT-0400)

Is non-newegg a dealbreaker? Your budget is quite low, so when there's an opportunity to get a few dollars here and there from another reputable seller, I think you have to take it!


Well this pc isn't for me, its for a friend of mine who likes newegg, and he has $500. The thing is it has to be spending under $500 before rebates so.. :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 9:50:11 PM

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Well this pc isn't for me, its for a friend of mine who likes newegg, and he has $500. The thing is it has to be spending under $500 before rebates so.. :p 


Getting below $500 without any mail-ins (just promo codes):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.15 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $493.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 00:45 EDT-0400)

Now, if you can't convinced him to use more than Newegg, it's harder to take advantage of free shipping/sales that other sites have. I love Newegg, too, but he's on a budget and these places aren't Crazy Vaclav's Computer and Gasoline Emporium.
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