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500$ system (advice\opinion)

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March 22, 2010 5:41:48 PM

I'm looking to build a low cost semi gaming computer....very low cost.
So far i come up with this:
CPU: Intel Core i5-661 Clarkdale ~ 200$
Motherboard: ASUS P7H55-M PRO ~ 110$
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ~ 105$
PowerSupply: COOLMAX V-600 600W ATX12V Power Supply ~ 35$
PC Case: anything under 50$

Don't need any HDDs. Already have 2x250gb SATA

So the total cost is: 500$

Could someone give me an opinion of what you think about it or maybe an advice.

Thank you very much

Forgot to add:
This system is going to be mainly used for online gaming
regular activities, ms office apps etc
maybe some movie editing (not hard core)

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March 22, 2010 6:22:16 PM

i5-600 series are a waste of money imo. Why get a fake quad core for $200 while you can get a real one for $199?

Get the i5-750.
March 22, 2010 6:30:42 PM

you're going to want to forget intel completely for a $500 machine. you haven't even included a video card here, and onboard or chip-based graphics will not be enough.

read the "how to ask for help" sticky in this forum and edit your OP so people can help you a little better.