Solved Good Gaming Build For $500? Tags: Gaming Build Systems Last response: July 7, 2013 5:43 PM in Systems Share Imminent Fire July 7, 2013 3:57:00 PM Approximate Purchase Date: December 2013 or January 2014 Budget Range: 450-625 Before Rebates and before shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Youtube, small edits Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: Everything. (New build) Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca Location: Canada or USA Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA graphics card Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: Atleast 1366 x 768 Additional Comments: I'd be running Minecraft, Battlefield 3, Arma 3, Garry's Mod. I'd like a nice looking case. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I need a new PC. More about : good gaming build 500 Reply to Imminent Fire JRAtk94 a b 4 Gaming July 7, 2013 4:06:49 PM 500$ won't be enough for a decent Intel/Nvidia build. On a budget like that, you're realistically looking at AMD. Reply to JRAtk94 Best solution avenseth12 a b 4 Gaming July 7, 2013 5:43:52 PM Here is a build that will get you started. It will play those games. I had to go the AMD route to give you more power for your budget. THe 6300 is a good chip and you will get some good numbers from it. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehov/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehov/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $596.89 Reply to avenseth12 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedWhat's A Good 500-600 Dollar Gaming Computer Build? ForumSolvedWhat's A Good 500-600 Dollar Gaming Computer Build? ForumSolvedWhat's A Good 500-600 Dollar Gaming Computer Build? ForumSolvedIs this a good $1,500 gaming PC build? ForumWhat's A Good 400-500 PC I can Build For Gaming? ForumIs this a good $500 gaming build??? ForumHELP ! Want to build a good gaming desktop for 500 - 600 USD Cheapest yet suitable parts will help on budget! ForumHELP: Is this a good 500$~ Gaming PC Build? Forum£500 gaming pc build - Is this good enough? ForumSolvedHow good is this $500 Gaming Build? ForumWhat's A Good 500-600 Dollar Gaming Computer Build? ForumGood $500-$800 Gaming Build Forum$500 Gaming PC, is this a good build? ForumHi! $500 Gaming Build Good Or Bad? ForumBuilding Good Gaming PC for 500$ ForumGood $500 budget gaming build? ForumFirst build $500 - $600 budget, good for gaming? ForumIs this a good budget gaming build for £350/$500 ForumGood gaming desktop build for 500-800$ USD ForumGood gaming desktop build for 500-700$ USD More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !