Solved $500 Dollar Budget Gaming Build Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: October 9, 2011 1:01 AM in Systems Share samuelspark October 2, 2011 1:38:14 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully soon Budget Range: $480-$520 After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Videos Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS, Optical Drive Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter.com newegg.com tigerdirect.com Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: Red LEDS (on case and PSU), everything else black and blue Overclocking: Just +1 to the CPU multiplier SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Need to stick as close as possible to the budget. (***NOTE***) These prices are based on the bimonthly microcenter ad I get in the mail and the prices are valid from 10/3 to 10/16 so that's why prices differ from website. Phenom II x4 965 BE w/ 880G-E45 Socket AM3 880G ATX ($145) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($45) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 mHZ ($48) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 550 Watt Fatal1ty Series Modular ATX Power Supply ($40) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 ($170) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... CM Storm Scout ATX Gaming Computer Case ($65) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Total: $513 More about : 500 dollar budget gaming build Best solution 9_breaker October 2, 2011 6:49:27 AM great build.there aren't any problems , that's probably why no one commented 9_breaker October 2, 2011 2:13:52 PM whats so special about fatal1ty. Related resources Tto get into PC gaming with 450- 500 dollar budget . - Forum 500 dollar budget gaming pc - Forum Building first gaming PC 1, 500 dollar budget need advise - Forum 500 dollar gaming build with overclocking - Forum 400- 500 dollar super- budget gaming pc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer samuelspark October 2, 2011 2:21:58 PM It's a quality PSU. steatharsenal1 October 2, 2011 2:23:05 PM Breaker, he suggested he wanted Red led fans on the case and psu. I suspect Red leds on a power supply other than fatality and Republic of Gamers branded hardware are hard to come by. zooted October 2, 2011 2:24:49 PM I would look for an am3+ mobo. Ther rest looks good to me. samuelspark October 2, 2011 3:14:38 PM It's probably out of my budget. zooted October 2, 2011 3:33:59 PM maybe a 970 chipset? I know asrock did a revision of their 870 extreme for am3+ compatibility Here. This would offer the upgrade path and cf 8x8x. samuelspark October 2, 2011 3:56:12 PM Lol. The MSI mobo is about $30 bucks cheaper. zooted October 2, 2011 4:23:41 PM Yeah I know, but it seems like 30 bucks well spent. It was just a suggestion. samuelspark October 2, 2011 9:13:56 PM And it has to be from microcenter or I don't get the $40 off bundle deal. aznshinobi a b 4 Gaming October 2, 2011 9:32:13 PM This MB http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... OR http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... samuelspark October 2, 2011 9:33:59 PM Whats the difference? aznshinobi a b 4 Gaming October 2, 2011 9:40:44 PM They have another PCI-16x 2.0 slot but also have AM3+ compatibility. samuelspark October 2, 2011 9:42:00 PM i mean 880 and 890 aznshinobi a b 4 Gaming October 2, 2011 10:11:56 PM 890 is more of an overclocking chipset, 880 has integrated graphics. samuelspark October 9, 2011 1:01:38 AM Best answer selected by samuelspark. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum500 DOLLAR GAMING PC ForumNEED ADVICE on Budget 500 Dollar Gaming PC Forum750 dollar budget gaming pc help Forum500 to 600 dollar first time build Forum500 -600 dollar gaming PC Forum500 dollar build challenge! ForumNone pc educated trying ´First Build ´ 2000 dollar budget Forum500 -700 Dollar Build - Development/Modeling Forum800 dollar budget gaming rig ForumNew Sub $700 build ForumNew Build - Unsure of a few things and would appreciate help Forum[Solved] $1000 gaming PC need advice ForumGood gaming Build? Advice needed ForumNew build for a customer - Double checking ideas. ForumOn what setting can my build run SWTOR? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !