PC FOR GAMING 500$

Hello all! Thank you for great website!:) I need help from you guys!
I'm going to build new pc but i have not much money (500$ - not more) and i need great pc for gaming.:)
I know only one detail what i want is AMD PHENOM II X2 550 3.1GHz 6MB AM3 BOX HDX550WFGMBOX.
Please help me what mainboard, rams, video card,.... - all details i need and what you reccomend.Hard drive don't needed. I'm waiting your reply's! :sarcastic: ;)
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  1. You're not getting the x2 550 on that budget. It's just not happening. Besides, it's not a good gaming CPU. It's worse than cheaper CPUs.

    CPU: X3 440 $75
    Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 and HD 5770 $220 after rebate
    RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $96
    Case: Antec 300 Illusion $60
    Optical/PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W and cheap SATA DVD burner $49 after rebate

    Total: $500 after rebates. If you need it to be $500 before, it's going to be very difficult without some major performance/quality cuts.
  2. I dont find in my country OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO 500W PSU, DO YOU KNOW ALTERNATIVE? THANKS!
  3. Anything that's from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic and Silverstone would be good. You can probably drop that to 380-450W with those companies.
  4. MadAdmiral said:
    Anything that's from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic and Silverstone would be good. You can probably drop that to 380-450W with those companies.

    And what cooler for CPU?
  5. I'm partial to the Coolermaster Hyper 212. You only need that if you're overclocking. Stock works just fine otherwise.
  6. Avocard said:
    And what cooler for CPU?


    MadAdmiral said:
    Anything that's from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic and Silverstone would be good. You can probably drop that to 380-450W with those companies.

    I can't find that companies in one shop maybe sold so this would be fine? Gigabyte SUPERB ATX 460W PFC GE-R460-V1
  7. No. That would be a very low quality unit. I would really try to find a Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Silverstone or OCZ. Buying another brand would risk getting a low quality unit, especially in the smaller sizes.
  8. One more question. Is very hard to build pc? I have my old pc and i know more but i dont know for example how to connect Power button wires to mainboard and something like that:))
  9. It's pretty simple. Just read some guides online and the instructions that come with the parts. As long as you don't try to force things and follow the directions there is no way you can mess it up.
  10. MadAdmiral said:
    It's pretty simple. Just read some guides online and the instructions that come with the parts. As long as you don't try to force things and follow the directions there is no way you can mess it up.

    And question:do in mainboard box is given screws? (i think you understand me)
  11. Usually the motherboard won't have screws. The case should come with a bag of them though. That will have screws that secure the motherboard, the HDD, optical drive, PSU and everything else.
  12. MadAdmiral said:
    Usually the motherboard won't have screws. The case should come with a bag of them though. That will have screws that secure the motherboard, the HDD, optical drive, PSU and everything else.

    And one more, so i now know i dont need fan for cpu, but if i want i need thermo oil or something like that to grease between the CPU and fan?
  13. Just to clarify, you NEED a heatsink/fan for the CPU. It's just that if you buy a retail version of the CPU, the box comes with a generic cooler (a stock cooler). You don't need an aftermarket heatsink/fan unless you overclock.

    You don't need thermal compound. The stock cooler comes with some preapplied and aftermarket coolers will usually come with it as well.
  14. MadAdmiral said:
    Just to clarify, you NEED a heatsink/fan for the CPU. It's just that if you buy a retail version of the CPU, the box comes with a generic cooler (a stock cooler). You don't need an aftermarket heatsink/fan unless you overclock.

    You don't need thermal compound. The stock cooler comes with some preapplied and aftermarket coolers will usually come with it as well.

    Ahh got it :D sorry that i sometimes fail :D
  15. MadAdmiral said:
    You're not getting the x2 550 on that budget. It's just not happening. Besides, it's not a good gaming CPU. It's worse than cheaper CPUs.

    CPU: X3 440 $75
    Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 and HD 5770 $220 after rebate
    RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $96
    Case: Antec 300 Illusion $60
    Optical/PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W and cheap SATA DVD burner $49 after rebate

    Total: $500 after rebates. If you need it to be $500 before, it's going to be very difficult without some major performance/quality cuts.

    ATI 5770 is too expensive and i found asus ( i heard that asus videocars are not recommended).What about XFX ATI Radeon HD5670 512MB GDDR5 PCIE HD-567X-YNF3?
  16. That's an ATI card. ATI makes the actual graphics chip and then Asus puts the rest of it together and sells it.

    I wouldn't get the 5670. It's a very low powered card that isn't good for gaming. If the 5770 is too expensive, look at the 5750. After that, I'd go with the 4850.
  17. MadAdmiral said:
    That's an ATI card. ATI makes the actual graphics chip and then Asus puts the rest of it together and sells it.

    I wouldn't get the 5670. It's a very low powered card that isn't good for gaming. If the 5770 is too expensive, look at the 5750. After that, I'd go with the 4850.

    I am sitting with fx5200 and i dont need fantastic video card because i know that i have the crapiest videocard for ever. Please i need video card under 100$ with vga :<. I don't have so much money...
  18. The HD 4850 is right at $100.

    After that, I'd look at the 9800 GT. If that's still too expensive, get the HD 4650.
  19. MadAdmiral said:
    The HD 4850 is right at $100.

    After that, I'd look at the 9800 GT. If that's still too expensive, get the HD 4650.

    Thank you very much for questions. I will try to construct pc. I contact you later if i need help and ofcourse i need... Thanks! ;)
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