Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

PC FOR GAMING 500$

Last response: in Systems
Share
May 20, 2010 5:18:35 PM

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:  ;) 

More about : gaming 500

a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 5:43:58 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 6:18:54 PM

I dont find in my country OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO 500W PSU, DO YOU KNOW ALTERNATIVE? THANKS!
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 6:20:21 PM

Anything that's from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic and Silverstone would be good. You can probably drop that to 380-450W with those companies.
May 20, 2010 6:24:44 PM

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?
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 6:26:02 PM

I'm partial to the Coolermaster Hyper 212. You only need that if you're overclocking. Stock works just fine otherwise.
May 20, 2010 6:31:03 PM

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
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 6:33:30 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 6:39:29 PM

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:) )
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 6:43:23 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 6:50:27 PM

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:D o in mainboard box is given screws? (i think you understand me)
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 6:52:55 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 6:59:09 PM

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?
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 7:01:01 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 7:07:23 PM

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 
May 20, 2010 7:17:12 PM

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?
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 7:25:58 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 7:30:11 PM

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...
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2010 7:33:12 PM

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.
May 20, 2010 7:40:51 PM

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! ;) 
!