$500 Gaming Rig

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: 550 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, youtube, surfing the web, movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I'm not the expert here :). Whatever you guys think works best for my budget and my uses.

Overclocking: Yes / (No) / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / (No) / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p 32in HDTV

Additional Comments: I'm not picky about noise, however I don't want the computer to look awful.


That is all :) thanks guys and have a great day
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  1. With shipping was $502.99 to my zip.

    Would take this and upgrade the gpu latter.


    BIOSTAR VA5775NHG1 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Item #: N82E16814141116

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103851

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
    Item #: N82E16822148701

    BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813138283

    Rosewill R519-BK Black Computer Case 500W Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16811147081

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231310

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106289
  2. I would not go with inerax's build because of 2 things:
    1. The CPU is overkill, 6 cores will not improve gameplay more than a graphics card will
    2. Unreliable components, I would never buy a Rosewill PSU or Biostar motherboard.
    This is my build for you:

    CPU: Intel core i3 2100 $125 ($110 for black friday)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    Graphics: PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378

    MoBo: ASRock H61M-VS $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

    Case: NZXT GAMMA $36
    http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Black/dp/B002UDK9U6

    HDD: WD 320GB HDD $70 (GET IT NOW, IT'S A GREAT DEAL SINCE HDD PRICES ARE SKY HIGH)
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+320GB+Internal+Hard+Drive+for+Desktops/7821985.p?id=1142294266836&skuId=7821985

    RAM: G.SKILL NS 4GB $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394

    Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

    DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X $16 (black friday deals)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    OR
    LG DVD Burner 24X $19 (regular, after black friday)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136228

    Total: $513
  3. Check the $600 build in my sig. :)
  4. stop being like "check my sig" post the parts at least
  5. r0aringdrag0n said:
    stop being like "check my sig" post the parts at least

    Alright, just being lazy lol.

    FX-4100
    Asus 760g AM3+
    Powercolor HD6870
    Corsair CX430
    NZXT Source 210
    2x2GB Corsair XMS3
    etc
    etc
    etc
  6. r0aringdrag0n said:
    I would not go with inerax's build because of 2 things:
    1. The CPU is overkill, 6 cores will not improve gameplay more than a graphics card will
    2. Unreliable components, I would never buy a Rosewill PSU or Biostar motherboard.
    This is my build for you:

    CPU: Intel core i3 2100 $125 ($110 for black friday)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    Graphics: PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378

    MoBo: ASRock H61M-VS $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

    Case: NZXT GAMMA $36
    http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Black/dp/B002UDK9U6

    HDD: WD 320GB HDD $70 (GET IT NOW, IT'S A GREAT DEAL SINCE HDD PRICES ARE SKY HIGH)
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+320GB+Internal+Hard+Drive+for+Desktops/7821985.p?id=1142294266836&skuId=7821985

    RAM: G.SKILL NS 4GB $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394

    Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

    DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X $16 (black friday deals)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    OR
    LG DVD Burner 24X $19 (regular, after black friday)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136228

    Total: $513


    Got a suggestion for someone who doubts their buidling skills and wants something out of a box?

    thanks (same price expense range)
  7. good luck finding a good pre built gaming pc for 500 dollars because you cant.
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