New Gaming PC $500 or less!!!

Hello.. I'm not a complete noob.. Just need ideas for a good gaming rig around $500, no more than $550. I'm adamant about the Core i5 4670K processor. Would like a good nvidia video card, at least 8gb ram. Everything else, I'm ok with and will upgrade later. I'm waaaaaay in need of an upgrade, as my son is getting into gaming as well.. Don't laugh.. Right now I have an unlocked Phenom ii X4 B55, 4gb ddr2 ram, nvidia geforce 210.

Thanks!!!
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  1. so you want a $275 processor and a $200 video card and everything else but only want to spend $550.........???
  2. The processor is $230. I wouldn't spend $200 on a video card right now. how good are the on-board graphics with this processor?
  3. But yes. I feel processor is most important.. I can even leave out the video card for now.. The onboard will be better than what I have now, standalone. That wasn't really an answer to my question, but thanks.
  4. i have this build it uses amd but it is solid
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ferny14/saved/1O0R
    4gb of ram are alright and its the easiest thing to upgrade you can drop a second stick when you have more money
  5. ferny14 said:
    i have this build it uses amd but it is solid
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ferny14/saved/1O0R
    4gb of ram are alright and its the easiest thing to upgrade you can drop a second stick when you have more money


    Ya... I'm leaning against AMD. Really want the new i5, thx
  6. bryce83 said:
    ferny14 said:
    i have this build it uses amd but it is solid
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ferny14/saved/1O0R
    4gb of ram are alright and its the easiest thing to upgrade you can drop a second stick when you have more money


    Ya... I'm leaning against AMD. Really want the new i5, thx


    the problem with th i5 is that if you take 230 out of the 500 just for the cpu you are crushing every single other part of the computer
  7. bryce83 said:
    ferny14 said:
    i have this build it uses amd but it is solid
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ferny14/saved/1O0R
    4gb of ram are alright and its the easiest thing to upgrade you can drop a second stick when you have more money


    Ya... I'm leaning against AMD. Really want the new i5, thx


    the problem with th i5 is that if you take 230 out of the 500 just for the cpu you are crushing every single other part of the computer
  8. ferny14 said:
    bryce83 said:
    ferny14 said:
    i have this build it uses amd but it is solid
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ferny14/saved/1O0R
    4gb of ram are alright and its the easiest thing to upgrade you can drop a second stick when you have more money


    Ya... I'm leaning against AMD. Really want the new i5, thx


    the problem with th i5 is that if you take 230 out of the 500 just for the cpu you are crushing every single other part of the computer


    ya.. maybe i'll hold off until i can afford a bit more. i wanna build something nice.. that wont be obsolete overnight.
  9. Sorry cant do it legaly... May I intrest you in a carrer as a software pirate?
  10. accorn said:
    Sorry cant do it legaly... May I intrest you in a carrer as a software pirate?


    haha.. don't worry about the software, I got that part.
  11. Well if you really want to go on a budget, you can get the AMD A10-5800K APU it can play games like BF3. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=64&item_id=053265
  12. And I'll be honest with you, I have been building gameing rigs for a long time. Going with 2 hdd's in a raid and spending on the video card rather then the processor is the way to go. The processor is just not as important to gaming performance as the video card.
    Your processor would play apart in zipping and graphic editing. Other then that you can stroke you epeen by posting high overclocking numbers...
  13. Yes, a low end i5 would probably be fine for this. Even crammed a z77 board in there so you can upgrade to in i5-3570k if you really wanted to.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1aB0p Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1aB0p/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1aB0p/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.98 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.27 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg) Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $505.17 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 17:49 EDT-0400)
  14. nvidia Gtx 660 for 199$ on newegg
    the most 8gb packs are like 100$
  15. nvidia Gtx 660 for 199$ on newegg
    the most 8gb packs are like 100$
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