Closed Home Office/Light Gaming PC build $500 Tags: New Build Gaming Office Systems Last response: January 31, 2011 5:55 AM in Systems Share brennon7 January 24, 2011 2:13:09 PM I would like some help putting together an office PC for my wife. Gaming would be a plus but not a requirement if gaming it will be for games like left 4 dead 2. NOT crysis and such. Budget is $400-500 Items NOT needed: Case: Have a Gamma NZXT HDD: Have 500gb 7200.12 DVDRW: Have a ASUS 24x PSU: Have a 550w Rocketfish Monitor: 25inch 1080p ITEMS needed: CPU: prefer quad core MOBO: RAM: Video Card: If MOBO doesn't have on board OS: $100 Budget $500-$100 for OS so $400. More about : home office light gaming build 500 mdd1963 January 24, 2011 2:19:54 PM Ideal requirements for AMD X4 based build, IMO....(even an X3 is plenty, is not as if typical MS Word documents or email really benefits from a quad core system.) brennon7 January 24, 2011 2:24:56 PM mdd1963 said:Ideal requirements for AMD X4 based build, IMO....(even an X3 is plenty, is not as if typical MS Word documents or email really benefits from a quad core system.) There is a lot of multi tasking involved photos and video. Thanks for your reply. Related resources Cheap build for a friend's family: money-saving recommendations? - Forum I3 3220 vs fx 6300 - Forum Home /office non- gaming pc 400- 500 Budget - Forum Please help me build 500 $ gaming PC . - Forum $ 500 Home PC Build Help? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution zooted January 24, 2011 2:35:50 PM Share Most likely overkill with the budget being 100 under, I would try to get a more reliable psu brand in there. The Antec 380w EW would be a good choice. brennon7 January 24, 2011 2:40:11 PM Looks good, I like Overkill. Didn't consider AMD at first but I'm liking this. brennon7 January 24, 2011 2:41:38 PM Would it be better to get a lesser processor and add a video card? zooted January 24, 2011 2:49:23 PM If gaming then yes, Here is a thought. That gpu will handle 1080p just fine, if your montior resolution is lower then maybe you could throw a 5770 in there. I would still think about getting a better quality psu brennon7 January 24, 2011 2:53:12 PM zooted said:If gaming then yes, Here is a thought.]http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6990/fadsfdas.png That gpu will handle 1080p just fine, if your montior resolution is lower then maybe you could throw a 5770 in there. I would still think about getting a better quality psu I have a 750w alienware psu somewhere in my collection of crap. zooted January 24, 2011 2:55:56 PM I don't know who makes their psu's but technically will work. It isn't about the total out put it is more important the reputable brand, and what it puts out on the 12v rails aswell as its efficiency rating (80+ preferred) brennon7 January 31, 2011 12:12:13 AM Best answer selected by brennon7. Maziar a b 4 Gaming January 31, 2011 5:55:54 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $300 Power Build ! Forum £400-£ 500 /$650-$800 Budget Gaming Pc for first time build Forum $ 500 -$600 home office build needed... Forum $ 500 Gaming PC ? [First Build ] Forum New home build gaming PC for £1000 Forum Gaming PC Build $ 500 + (CPU+PSU+GPU) Forum $ 500 in cash to build a gaming PC . Forum nOOb - Home Theater PC 1st Build under $ 500 Forum I am looking to build a gaming PC for $ 500 Forum $ 500 / RM 1500 home PC Forum Build a Gaming PC with $ 500 -$750 Budget? Forum Home Build 500 $ Gaming Build Forum PCI compatibility question Forum New i7-2600k build slow to boot Forum $650 Build Advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !