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November 17, 2010 3:57:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: January 1st

Budget Range: $500 Total (maybe $550)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, Internet, Light Gaming (Cs 1.6, css, l4d)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: windows 7 premium

More about : 500 build

November 17, 2010 7:21:37 PM

Reason no one replied is most likely cause of your budget..

1/5th of it is gonna go to the OS alone and that's not even the one you want

Go get 800+ and then you can get a decent computer, 500 will be a waste on weak outdated parts
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November 17, 2010 8:26:25 PM

Here's an idea, I'll try again tomorrow.

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 + Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Athlon II X3 450 + GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG Black 22X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 + HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$531.92
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November 17, 2010 8:56:16 PM

^ this is about as good as it gets for $500. It's actually a nice solid build. More than enough for 1280x1024.
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November 18, 2010 12:17:03 AM

onboard 4250 works for me. i know thats enough to run older games at 30-50 fps on low-medium settings.
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November 18, 2010 5:56:56 AM

GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H + Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Athlon II X3 445 + Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$495.42

bigger HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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November 18, 2010 9:34:57 AM

X3 + 4GB DDR3 + 80+ certified PSU with a GTS 450?

$495AR

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