New build around 500. Thoughts? Tags: New Build Atx Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New build around 500. Thoughts?> Related ressources: ForumGaming PC for around $ 500-Thoughts ? ForumNew Build - $1, 500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts ? ForumThoughts on my selection of new build ? ($ 500 , HTPC and home desktop) ForumGaming PC for around $ 500-New Build -Need help! ForumNew Build review Budget around $ 500 ForumLooking to build a new system for gaming...( around $ 500 ) Forum$ 500 build built around AMD Phenom II 955 Black processor? Forum$400- 500 AMD build , maybe future SLI capability - thoughts /discussion ForumNEw Build Thoughts and sugestions ForumFirst Computer Build -- Budget Gaming around $ 500 ForumNew Build - Around £ 500 -600 - UK ForumFirst time workstation around $2, 500 ForumMy New Build - Your thoughts ??? ForumNeed Spec's for around $ 500 dollar build ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumLow Budget Build for basic functions ForumNew build for 388.96 ForumAdvice on new build $1200-$1300 today Forum[New Build] Gaming Rig ForumProblem after first PC build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !