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Good system with graphics for $500 budget

Last response: in Systems
March 1, 2014 7:40:53 AM

I would like to build a solid system that can surf the net, do the kids school projects, photoshop and play Second Life...which needs good graphics. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
March 1, 2014 7:46:26 AM

Any parts that you do not need like an OS or case? Please read the sticky threads at the top of the forum before posting.

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March 1, 2014 8:13:23 AM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $449.90

Well if the above member's build has everything you need, then this is a better option.

Mobo is a AM3+ socket, better upgrade down the road.

750ti is much stronger.