Solved $500+ Gaming Rig [Skyrim/D3] Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 18, 2011 3:17 PM in Systems Share pseudofengshui August 8, 2011 2:37:51 AM Hey d00ds! I need some build advice for a friend's first homebuild that we'll be assembling together. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By then end of the month if all goes according to plan. BUDGET: $500 But we have some generous wiggle-room. SYSTEM USAGE: We're building this to play Sykrim and Diablo 3. Looking for a good compromise between framerate and pretty graphics. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Already have KB/mouse and other sundry perhiphrials. OS and monitor will be a separate purchase not figured here. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg. They have great return/RMA policy. OVERCLOCKING: Nope.avi SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not on this build. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like this rig to get a solid 2+ years out of it before we even need to think about opening it and upgrading. More about : 500 gaming rig skyrim Best solution tacobravo August 8, 2011 3:14:47 AM Kinda a tight budget but that will do for this build: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Case: Cooler Master Haf 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 + $7.99 Shipping - $10 MIR HD eagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 RAM: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Optical Drive: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99 PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 - $20 MIR GPU: XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - $30 MIR Total : $593.92 $601.91 with shipping $541.91 after MIR pseudofengshui August 8, 2011 3:20:07 AM Rockin! Thank you, sir! Related resources Building a 1300-1500 gaming rig around Black friday - Forum $ 500 gaming rig , AMD or Intel. - Forum Gaming Rig (400 - 500 £) - Forum New gaming rig - budget $ 500 - Forum US$ 500 gaming rig - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tacobravo August 8, 2011 3:27:19 AM You welcome. Also since it does have an AM3+ motherboard, you can upgrade to the new AMD Bulldozer CPUs as they come out late this year, early next year! pseudofengshui August 8, 2011 3:31:02 AM That was my second question tacobravo August 8, 2011 4:01:10 AM Great upgrade path since AMD has the best price/performance ratio! I can't wait till Bulldozer comes out! pseudofengshui August 18, 2011 3:17:22 PM Best answer selected by pseudofengshui. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum500 -700$ Budget Mini ITX Gaming Rig ForumHELP!!!!! Need advice for building a $ 500 gaming rig ForumLow End (< $ 500 ) Gaming Rig Upgrade ForumFirst time building a gaming rig . 500 $ Budget Forum$ 500 gaming rig build Forum$ 500 server / gaming rig ForumBuilding a gaming rig for $ 500 ForumNeed HELP building a $ 500 -$650 gaming rig Forum$2,000 to $2, 500 gaming rig first build advice! Forum/ [Almost Solved] $1, 500 - $2k Gaming /Rendering Rig - GPU Question? ForumDat build... ForumFirst gaming pc build ForumBuild Advice 2000$ with monitor Gaming PC Forum[Solved] My killer gaming rig dream machine ForumGaming rig - quick review before purchase More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !