Another 500$ Budget Build Tags: Build Monitors Systems Product Last response: August 4, 2009 1:56 PM in Systems Share mindfield August 3, 2009 2:05:09 PM I'm building a new PC for my cousin, who right now has a PC that's about a decade old. Whatever the build, it'll be an improvement! APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week BUDGET RANGE: CAN 500$ (inc. shipping and taxes) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (he'll want Red Alert 3, and probably lots of racing games as well), surfing the internet, watching movies PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: directcanada.com PARTS PREFERENCES: None whatsoever OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: nothing too fancy, current monitor is flatscreen CRT, might upgrade later How's this build? More about : 500 budget build Proximon a b C Monitor August 3, 2009 5:19:46 PM It's all fine except for the PSU. Here is a decent one: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?affiliateid=4352... m 0 l hunter315 a b C Monitor August 3, 2009 5:28:33 PM Swap the IDE optical drive out for a SATA drive. I would also switch the GPU out for this one as they come to the same price and the XFX has a better cooler and warranty. http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35758&vpn=HD485X... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mindfield August 4, 2009 1:56:10 PM Thanks for your help! I'll make the necessary adjustments m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed computer build help $500 budget Forum SolvedWhat is the best gaming pc build around my $500-700 budget Forum SolvedNeed help for a new first time build with a budget of $400-500. Forum SolvedNeed Help With Custom Build PC Desktop within $1,500 Budget Forum Solved500USD budget gaming build(no streaming, 1 monitor) Forum SolvedBudget build for around 500$ Forum SolvedHELP, CX500? XFX 450? Budget Gaming Build Forum SolvedAnother 'budget' build...noob here Forum SolvedIm building my first gaming PC, and I'm on a tight 500$ budget. How is this for a build? Forum SolvedWhat do you guys think about this $500 AMD Budget Build? Forum Help choosing right case for H100i (or suggest another water cooler+case) Budget: 500$ Forum Solved$500 Hackintosh budget Build Forum SolvedFinalizing Gaming Budget Build ($500) Forum SolvedLow Budget Gaming Build ($500) Forum SolvedBudget i3 build $500 Forum SolvedWanting to build a pc with about $500 CAD budget Forum SolvedAdvice on first time build, £450-500 budget. Forum SolvedLooking for a PC Build for $500-600 budget Forum Solved$500 budget whole build Forum SolvedLet's build a $500 budget gaming/everyday PC tower. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !