Please judge my sub $500 budget gaming system Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 18, 2008 11:34 PM in Systems Share deuces_wild August 18, 2008 12:01:15 AM CPU: $79.99 (free shipping) Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2200 - Retail http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819116063 Motherboard: $89.99 ($10 MIR, $8.97 shipping) BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813138122 OR $84.99 ($8.97 shipping) GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128337 Graphics card: $119.99 (free shipping) PNY VCG88512GXEB-FLB GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814133232 Hard drive: $49.99 (free shipping) HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725032GLA360 (0A35411) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822145213 Power Supply: $49.99 ($25 after MIR at local store) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012 Case: $20 Microcenter special http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0257843 Memory I already have though I might get: (don't know if I want to gut 2gb from my other system) Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148070 Total $388 ($428 with ram) Basically the CPU and the MB are the 2 I am unsure most about. I could spend a few more $$ in those parts so suggestions are welcome. Also is the 8800Gt the best bang for the buck? Not looking to OC too much. Maybe a bit. Thanks for your help! More about : judge 500 budget gaming system deuces_wild August 18, 2008 6:30:59 AM Is 500watts going to be enough for that graphics card do you think? Proximon August 18, 2008 6:36:13 AM Not bad choices at all. Your motherboard choices are both good, and I see your dilemma. P43 I guess. Try to get the E7200 CPU. Yes that is a fine Video card choice at the price. Related resources Please help me rate this sub $500 budget build. - Forum Sub £500 budget gaming - Forum sub £500 BF4 Gaming System - Forum Budget Intel Gaming system (sub £450) - Forum Sub $500 system, Please critique - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Proximon August 18, 2008 6:39:55 AM The big brother of that PSU will give you more of a margin... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... dirtmountain August 18, 2008 10:15:16 AM A good review of 320GB Hard drives. It's worth a quick look http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/603 I agree with the Proximon, E7200 if you can and a bit more PSU for headroom. bpogdowz August 18, 2008 10:27:11 AM What about Windows? deuces_wild August 18, 2008 7:55:33 PM Thanks for all the suggestions! I found a good deal on the E7200 at Microcenter ($99.99) so I went ahead and picked that up. I have purchased everything on this list (went with the P43 board) except the case and psu. Proximon August 18, 2008 11:34:37 PM Good deal. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Budget gaming PC (sub $500) Forum Solvedcan someone please suggest parts for a budget gaming rig that can paly hight end games like bf4 and cod ghost under $500 Forum SolvedFirst Time building a budget Gaming PC [Around $500] Advice needed please! Forum Sub $500 gaming system (key parts only) Forum SolvedPlease build me a budget gaming pc (500$-700$) Forum Solvedminecraft gaming pc? I really want to build one with a £500 budget please help!! Forum SolvedNeed some advice on a gaming system upgrade! 500-$800 budget Forum Final Build - Please review/comment (sub $1,500 gaming rig) Forum Budget Gaming System - First Attempt - Sub $700USD Forum SolvedPlease help me to build a system budget 500 to 800 Forum SolvedBudget gaming system for £500 - £550 Forum SolvedBudget Build sub $500 Forum SolvedLow-medium end gaming pc w/ $400-500 budget, suggestions please! Forum Solvedsub $500 Gaming Build (1st time, Noob builder) Forum Solved$500 Budget Gaming..finalizing build please help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !