New build around 500. Thoughts? Tags: New Build ATX Systems Product Last response: July 12, 2010 8:17 AM in Systems Share Rockdrummer357 July 10, 2010 5:52:21 PM AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz - $100 Asus M4A79XTD EVO Socket AM3 790X ATX Motherboard - $115 OCZ Technology Gold Series XTC Cooler 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) Dual Channel - $100 Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower - 50$ OCZ Technology StealthXStream 500 Watt ATX Power Supply - $45 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB - $51 Samsung OEM DVD Burner - 25$ My old Nvidia 8800 GT Total: $486 + tax = $515 ish ... and maybe a few fans. I wanted to build it so he could upgrade to a better CPU/RAM/Video Card down the road. Hopefully AMD keeps this socket for a while. What do you think? Suggestions? More about : build 500 thoughts Mark Heath July 11, 2010 3:24:08 PM I've heard some less than great things about the current OCZ DDR3 RAM.. the other stuff (although I'm bad with AMD) looks good. You could change your hd to a Samsung F3 but that's about it. asteldian July 11, 2010 4:02:14 PM Change the RAM to G Skill Ripjaw CL7 1600mhz. It sells for $104.99, so almost same price but is faster and lower latency Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka July 12, 2010 8:17:02 AM Agreed : OCZ DDR3 these days does not inspire much confidence tbh and $100 u could nab better ones really! Btw $115 is overpriced for a previous gen 8/8 700 series when $90 these days nabs ya a juicy 8/8 with USB/SATA III 800 series hehe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Negative on StealthXStream as well : ain't 80+ certified and look for its ModXtreme 500 cousin with DVDRW SATA combo like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew build £500/$850. Thoughts? Forum Solvednew build. need psu, gpu, mobo and case for around $500 Forum SolvedNew to here so dont know if this is the right spot. so im looking to build two pc. one for around 500 and the other for 800. Forum SolvedThoughts on my selection of new build? ($500, HTPC and home desktop) Forum SolvedAdvice, new gaming build (budget around $500, have GPU, HDD) Forum NEW BUILD - $1,500 - Amateur Video Editing - Definitely Need Your Thoughts! Forum Want to build a new gaming rig, need some advise about parts I chose and where to buy them - budget around 1,500 USD Forum New Build - $1,500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts? Forum New build help, budget of around $1,500 Forum New Build - Around £500-600 - UK Forum New Build with i5-2500K for around $500 Forum (New Build/Upgrade) Budget around 500$ Forum SolvedLooking for thoughts and improvements to my budget gaming pc build (Around £600) Forum Gaming PC for around $500-New Build-Need help! Forum New Build review Budget around $500 Forum New Build i5-mobo-gpu setup at around 500$ Forum Looking to build a new system for gaming...(around $500) Forum SolvedLooking for a Good PC Build around $500-$700 USD Forum help- New system build around $500 Forum SolvedWhat is the best gaming pc build around my $500-700 budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !