Solved Gaming AMD based budget PC ~$500 will it work? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: July 9, 2011 9:48 AM in Systems Share bnynn July 2, 2011 7:42:48 PM As far as compatability/heating/manufacture goes this combination works fine right? I should be able to play Assassins Creed Revelations and Battlefield 3 when they come out. ^-^ I have list below or you can just go here: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as... PSU - $70/$50 after RB OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply http://bit.ly/lJ3tHv Motherboard - $52 GIGABYTE MICRO ATX AMD Motherboard http://bit.ly/mHbfss Case - $50 Rosewell CHALLENGER gaming ATX midtower http://bit.ly/jeSM1W CPU - $105 AMD Phenom II 840 3.2GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core http://bit.ly/lat37z RAM - $40 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 http://bit.ly/9LLTwH Hard Disk - $60 WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA http://bit.ly/mjJYb7 Graphics Card - $170/$140 after RB EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 245-bit GDDR5 http://bit.ly/ixR37u DVD Burner/CD ROM? - $20 ASUS 24x DVD Burner http://bit.ly/d3et52 total ~ $507 ($547) Total $507(After Rebate otherwise $557) More about : gaming amd based budget 500 work Best solution r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system July 2, 2011 7:55:09 PM -get the Phenom x4 955 BE <- It has L3 cache and is just better for a tad bit more -You should also get an AM3+ MoBo because it allows upgrading to the Bulldozer CPU, and it's compatible with the AM3 Otherwise, it looks fine bnynn July 9, 2011 5:17:57 AM Best answer selected by bnynn. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ps3hacker12 a b B Homebuilt system July 9, 2011 9:48:29 AM if you have to stay within that budget i'd get this mobo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it has an ATX form factor (better cooling), it has 4 ram slots and will NATIVELY support 1333Mhz ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and as said above if you can afford a bit more than a AM3+ board as well as a board which supports SATAIII and USB3 would be a better option. and for about $5 more i would DEFINTELY get this phenom 945: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and for the SAME price as that phenom 840 i would get this phenom 925 ATLEAST: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AND an aftermarket cooler: this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which would add up to the SAME price as the phenom 840! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBestConfigs - Budget AMD-Based Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs Poll - Budget AMD-Based Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs: Budget Intel- Based Gaming PC Forum[Homebuilt] A10 based Budget Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs - Budget Intel- Based Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs Poll - Budget AMD-Based Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs Poll - Budget Intel- Based Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs - Budget Intel- Based Gaming PC ForumNew build with Tom's Budget AMD-Based Gaming PC ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] 6 core AMD ForumAdvice on a ~$1000 gaming build Forum[Solved] $1000 budget gaming pc ForumWill this rig work? Forum[Solved] First Build, Pure Gaming Forum[Solved] Will my PSU offer enough wattage? ForumFinalizing my gaming build (£500 budget) ForumWould an old case work with a new build? Forum[Solved] Trying to build a new Gaming Rig, please help! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !