$500-$400 gaming pc [First build] Tags: Homebuilt Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove ScrewySqrl Homebuilt system Master 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. | Report abuse Ronin47 September 8, 2011 1:24:58 AM Cool thanks, this helps a lot. | Report abuse Outlander_04 Homebuilt system Master 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 | Report abuse ervinelim September 8, 2011 2:09:43 AM Wait for the bulldozer to come out! It will drive the prices down. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>$500-$400 gaming pc [First build]> Related ressources: ForumMy B-Day PC ! Advice for left over $500 ForumPLS recommend : PC Upgrade ForumIs $1700 AUD too much for a Gaming PC ? Forum£400-£500 Gaming 1st build Intel i3 2500k Forum£400-£500 Gaming 1st build (AMD) Please help :) ForumMy ASUS 9800Pro->XT fried! ForumUpgrading Current Build /Maybe building new build . ForumFirst gaming pc build ForumFirst gaming pc build ForumFirst PC gaming build , ForumFirst Gaming PC Build ForumNeed help build the first gaming pc ForumI'm gonna build my own gaming pc for the first time, need help. ForumIs my first PC gaming build a good build ? ForumFirst Time PC Build - Gaming /Video Rendering/Editing ForumPower Supply good for cheap price Forum[Solved] System Build Question Forum[Solved] First time builder, $1000 gaming rig ForumHelp > My Build [First Time] ForumEditing PC build (and a little gaming) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !