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February 17, 2014 1:13:00 PM

What would be the best rig under $500 that includes an os (win 7 not 8) and a monitor but not a keyboard, house, and headset?

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February 17, 2014 1:19:06 PM

I'll be quite honest, there is no way you're going to get a rig, with all its parts plus a monitor, for under $500. If someone manages to, consider them a miracle worker.
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February 17, 2014 1:22:49 PM

almost not worth making
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February 17, 2014 1:29:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 370K 4.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($56.23 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $504.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 16:28 EST-0500)
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February 17, 2014 1:38:05 PM

sorry bro no windows or monitor.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UYzB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UYzB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UYzB/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A85XA-G43 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentu 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $473.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 16:37 EST-0500)
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March 3, 2014 8:14:03 PM

you can't get a gaming rig for $500. I have given a config, with which you can play games in low or medium settings.

I have selected the Zotac gtx 750 ti because it has a better clock speed and you can buy it for the same price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($50.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UC-AR7GT-AC-01 28.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGV3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman ZM-T1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: CoolMax 300W Micro ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $484.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-03 21:38 EST-0500)
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