$500 Budget Descent Gaming Rig

I am on a tight budget, I've read the previous 400 budget gaming rig by a student but unfortunately those parts are all out of stock.

I will be making my purchase before december 31st or after new years....which do you recommend ?


Budget Range: 400 ~ 500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gothic 4, Armed Assault 2, Black Ops


Parts Not Required: speakers, mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows 7


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site in the Canada that gives the best price (newegg, amazon etc)

Country of Origin: Canada


Parts Preferences: by brand or type : AMD I guess ?, best bang for buck.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so....I don't know what this is.


Monitor Resolution: depending on your recommendation


Additional Comments: again, price and performance is main concern. I hope it is quiet and not too loud !

thank you so much!
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  1. thanks for that but it seems the power cooler is out of stock ?? which cooler should I get ? everything else is available in stock. Unfortunately the cost is $600 when I check my cart.
  2. anyone have idea for which cooler I need ? is the CPU fast enough ?
  3. The CPU cooler? I like the Hyper 212+ ($30) but its very tall. What case you looking at? And yes, that CPU is plenty powerful for what you intend to play.
  4. what about this setup?

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=10750509
    could I swap the $189 CPU with the $79CPU


    This is the setup at the moment but it costs $575 CAD

    Below is my etup now....but I am trying to shave some costs

    https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishLists.aspx?RandomID=66191707015220720101227231623
  5. In all honestly if you dont plan on OCing or are only doing light oc you don't need more than the stock cooler.
  6. dorikick said:
    what about this setup?

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=10750509
    could I swap the $189 CPU with the $79CPU


    This is the setup at the moment but it costs $575 CAD

    Below is my etup now....but I am trying to shave some costs

    https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishLists.aspx?RandomID=66191707015220720101227231623

    Swap the CPU and you save 110 and spend a little more on the GPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150501
    This is a much better PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018 and this one would be plenty for your system http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016
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