~$500 Gaming PC Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: June 12, 2010 5:13 PM in Systems Share ramiraf June 12, 2010 2:53:46 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next month BUDGET RANGE: 500-600 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the Internet PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: No OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to be able to play MW2, Crysis, Metro 2033, Just Cause 2 etc. on at least medium settings. What I've got so far: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Quad-Core AM3 95W $100 ASRock M3A770DE: Socket AM3, AMD 770 Chipset, ATX $60 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 $95 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 DirectX 10.1 $110 Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive $70 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner $20 Antec BP550 Plus 550W Modular $65 NZXT GAMA-001BK $30 Total: $550 Any recommendations/comments welcome. More about : 500 gaming batuchka a b 4 Gaming June 12, 2010 4:35:19 PM $475AR m 0 l ramiraf June 12, 2010 4:43:17 PM Is the 5770 better than the 4850? Also, is there an advantage of going from a quad-core to a triple-core? m 0 l Related resources Best $500 budget PC gaming build to play GW2 on ultra sets. - Forum 500-550$ budget Gaming PC - Forum Suggestions or modifications for this $500 gaming pc - Forum Is this an adequate gaming PC for £500-600? - Forum Mid $500 Gaming PC. Is it a good setup? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka a b 4 Gaming June 12, 2010 4:45:47 PM 1. Yes 2. For multi threaded apps X4 better, gaming little to no diff ^^ Higher clock/multi always handy hehe m 0 l ramiraf June 12, 2010 5:05:46 PM For a 5770 1GB at $20 more, is it worth it? m 0 l batuchka a b 4 Gaming June 12, 2010 5:13:28 PM If u can afford it fine but for resolution lower than 1920 x 1080 512mb video RAM on GPU works just as well really m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved€500-600 PC gaming build - Ireland Forum Solvedpc gaming 500$ USD Forum SolvedGaming PC Build for $500-$700 Forum SolvedBuild me a 500€ (:ish) gaming-pc Forum SolvedWhat is the best gaming pc build around my $500-700 budget Forum Solved$500 Gaming PC Forum SolvedBest $450-500 Gaming PC! Forum SolvedBest bang for your buck $500 gaming pc? Forum SolvedGaming PC 500-550 Euros Forum SolvedIs it possible to build a gaming PC under $500? Forum SolvedBest gaming pc build under £500 with AMD FX 8350 (that runs cool) Forum SolvedGaming PC 500$ Forum SolvedGaming PC - +/-$2,500 Forum SolvedHelp With Gaming PC $500 Budget Forum SolvedSkyrim gaming PC for $500-$800 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !