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Gaming pc for $500

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December 22, 2011 9:55:32 AM

wat is the best gaming rig for $500 (approx). Consider, amd and intel processors.

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December 22, 2011 10:54:51 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: jan 2012

Budget Range:500-600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com

Country:India

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : I would like to use an AMD CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: not sure

Additional Comments: less maintenance
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December 22, 2011 11:16:02 AM

CPU: i3-2120 119.99
Mobo: MSI H61M-P21 64.99
GPU: Powercolor 6870 159.99
Case: CM Haf 912 49.99
PSU: Corsair CX500 59.99
RAM: Mushkin Essentials 2x2GB 19.99
HDD: Seagate 500GB 84.99
DVD: ASUS DRW-24B 19.99

Total: 574.92

PS: No, you don't want an AMD cpu
December 22, 2011 12:11:48 PM

CPU = i3-2100 or i3-2120 = 125usd

Mobo = ASrock h61icafe a real hidden jewel , FULL atx with usb 3.0 and sata 6 gb , all with the help of asmedia controllers and chips which is perfectly fine and stable and acts like the real deal = 70 usd

GPU = Sapphire 6850 = 150 usd (only one 6 pin connector needed)

PSU = current rig will use only 350 watts on full load , Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power = 50 usd

CASE = any full atx case = 30 - 40 usd

RAM = Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 = 30 usd (i like kingston cause no mobo ever refused it)

DVD = ASUS DRW-24B = 20 usd
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all without HDD = 485 usd

with hdd = 570 usd

HDD = (really try to reuse old one no point of buying one now , i think in a couple of months prices will go back just dont buy so they wont keep prices up )

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