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 judge my $1k gaming build - Forum Please help me rate this sub $ 500 budget build. - Forum Sub $ 500 gaming system (key parts only) - Forum Please Judge My Build: HydraLogix Gaming PC ~1500Euro - Forum Please put together a sub500 build and sub 700 build... - 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: ForumSub $ 500 system , Please critique ForumJudge my build. Gamer Build $ 500 -600 ForumSub $ 500 gaming rig ForumSub-$500 HTPC/ gaming build for living room ForumSub $ 500 Gaming PC ForumIs a sub $ 500 gaming pc possible? sub $400? Forum[New Build] sub Rs. 85,000 ($1600) budget gaming PC (in INDIA) Forumi3-2100 Budget Gaming Build $ 500 ForumFirst build $ 500 - $600 budget , good for gaming ? ForumPCI compatibility question ForumFirst time system builder. Looking for some Advice/Suggestions Forumjust built a new q6600, 4850, p35 system --- seems laggy please help!! ForumPossible Gaming Rig, Hot or Not!? ForumCasual gaming system ForumRate my system More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !