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 Gaming PC for around $ 500-Thoughts ? Forum New Build - $1, 500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts ? Forum Thoughts on my selection of new build ? ($ 500 , HTPC and home desktop) Forum Gaming PC for around $ 500-New Build -Need help! Forum New Build review Budget around $ 500 Forum Looking 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 Forum NEw Build Thoughts and sugestions Forum First Computer Build -- Budget Gaming around $ 500 Forum New Build - Around £ 500 -600 - UK Forum First time workstation around $2, 500 Forum My New Build - Your thoughts ??? Forum Need Spec's for around $ 500 dollar build Forum Gaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum Low Budget Build for basic functions Forum New build for 388.96 Forum Advice on new build $1200-$1300 today Forum [New Build] Gaming Rig Forum Problem after first PC build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !