$500-$400 gaming pc [First build] Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: September 8, 2011 2:09 AM in Systems Share Ronin47 September 7, 2011 10:05:34 PM Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: $500-$600 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Parts Not Required: Case, Power supply, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: AMD CPU Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Additional Comments: What I've been looking at: CPU: AMD Phenom II x 4 970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MoBo: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR BioStar TA870U3+ AMD 870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws series 8GB (2x4gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm SATA 3.0gb/s I already have: PSU: Rosewill Xtreme series 750 w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: rosewill blackhawk http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm on a bit of a budget but I'd rather wait longer and a better computer than get a not as good one. More about : 500 400 gaming build ScrewySqrl a b B Homebuilt system September 7, 2011 10:21:27 PM get a 955. In the bios, increasing the multiplier from 16x to 18.5x will get you a 970, on the stock cooler. for $20 less. get the gigabyte board. there are combo specials with Seagate drives and DVD players for $73.48, get that. get an HD6850 for $160, with a free copy of Deus Ex. m 0 l Ronin47 September 8, 2011 1:24:58 AM Cool thanks, this helps a lot. m 0 l Related resources Looking to build my first gaming PC $400-$500 - Forum First time building a budget gaming pc around $400-500 - Forum £400-£500/$650-$800 Budget Gaming Pc for first time build - Forum First build cheap gaming pc 400-500 dollars? - Forum First time Building PC [400-500$] i5 or 6300? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system September 8, 2011 1:45:19 AM that gigabyte ud3 is expensive If you are only going to use a single graphics card .. and you dont have the budget to use two anyway ... then GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is only $78 after rebate , and will perform just as well Add 2 x2 gig of DDR3 1600 MHz 1.5 volt RAM a 500 gig samsung F3 hard drive dvd drive and you should have enough left in your budget for a Radeon 6850 graphics card which will play every game in decent detail even on a 1080p monitor If there are extra $ to spend then spend them on the graphics card m 0 l ervinelim September 8, 2011 2:09:43 AM Wait for the bulldozer to come out! It will drive the prices down. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp me build a 400 to 500 dollar gaming pc Forum Solved400-500$ Gaming PC build Forum SolvedGaming PC build around 400-500 Forum SolvedBuild a $400-$500 gaming PC (Only need a list of parts!) Forum Solvedlooking for £400-£500 pc build for gaming and animating(Maya) Forum SolvedGaming PC for around £400 - First build. Forum Solved£400 - 500 mainly gaming pc build Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming PC budget $400 - $500 Forum Solved$400-$500 budget gaming PC build help Forum SolvedFirst Budget Gaming PC Build (~300-400 Dollars) Forum 400-500 Gaming PC Build 2014 Forum SolvedIm building my first gaming PC, and I'm on a tight 500$ budget. How is this for a build? Forum SolvedNeed help to build my first Gaming PC ($350 - $400 Budget)(18000Php) Forum SolvedBUILD - Need help with a ~$1,500 Gaming PC. [My First Build] Forum First Time New Build. Moderate Gaming/Multitasking/PS. £400-500 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !