New moderate rig for some light gaming.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 400-500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: htpc, moderate gaming for 3d, web surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, hd, monitor, gfx card,OS, optical drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tiger direct

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No Preference.


SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution:720p, 1080p

Hi guys!

So I am looking to do a new build for my hd66 3d projector. I am currently using an older HP with athlon 64 3200 and a 5670 but its crapping out on me and decided it was time to do a new build. I haven't really kept up on newer CPU, and GFX cards so I am kinda lost on where to start.

If I could get a decent build -gfx card for 400-500 that would be great. I mean anything is a improvement over my amd 64 3200 at this point. So if anybody has idea's on a good build for me I appreciate it.

I don't care about bling bling cases or running all games at max resolution. The only gaming will be mostly 3d at 720p. So maybe some gfx card ideas separately...Thanks
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  1. A GTX 460 NVIDIA is a good card for the money and the CPU to aim for is the i5 (even Lynnfield will be fine) with 4 GB RAM.
  2. what about mobo? Any ideas or at least some manufacturers I should stick with for reliability?

    Thanks for the reply
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