Upgradability with $500 basic build? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: June 18, 2009 5:13 PM in Systems Share jbclowend June 15, 2009 11:41:20 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Less than 2 weeks SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video capture and mild editing, Gaming, Music PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Hard Drive, DVD/Bluray Burners PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: None; Highly rated parts OVERCLOCKING: Maybe CROSSFIRE: Yes MONITOR RESOLUTION: max=1920x1080 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just wanting to see if this build would be decent to upgrade for 2-3 years (Processor, Ram, video cards *4770 will be crossfired soon*, etc) This is my build so far: Antec 300 case - $55 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC- $100 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - $135 SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB - $109 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) - $55 Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz - $70 First time builder and first time post.......any opinions would be helpful. More about : upgradability 500 basic build festerovic June 18, 2009 5:13:22 PM That's a solid build. I picked half of the same parts recently for a similar project. I would include a good CPU cooler so you can milk the e5200 chip. I hear those chips OC really well. There are cheaper p45 mobos, but I think you picked the solid OCer that is worth the extra $40 compared to the others. The case may be a little cramped when you are done. Might consider a cheap full size. GL! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed urgent expertise for Cheapest(<500), Smallest, Quiet, AMD APU based, ITX basic build. Forum SolvedBuilding parents a new basic PC for $500 will it work? Forum Basic Build ~$500 Forum Basic Computer Build Approx. $500 Forum $500 basic build Forum Basic build... nothing special < $500 perfered Forum Building basic computer for Uncle $500 Forum Very Basic Budget Build (Less than $500) Forum SolvedTrying to build a very basic, but rock solid desktop/htpc that I can upgrade as my needs change. Forum Solved$500 basic computer, need suggestions Forum SolvedToshiba Canvio Basic 500Gb Windows can see the files but every software can't read even write Forum SolvedBasic PC under $500 Forum SolvedCustom Build Upgrade [$500-700] Forum Solved500-600 dollar pc build or upgrade? Forum SolvedWant to upgrade basic gaming PC... Will it work? Forum SolvedBasic PC Budget Build Forum SolvedHows this for a build...for gaming/daily basic usage, some video editing Forum Solved300-500 build, future upgrade Forum Solved£500 upgrade to new build. Forum SolvedFeedback on $300 basic office ($500 total) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !