I already have a $1k gaming rig, but I want to build another one for gaming for when friends come over. I understand that this build won't be the best, but I just want a simple build that will run any game fine with a $500 budget.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week, ASAP
Budget Range: $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: school, internet, gaming
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
SLI or Crossfire: No
I already have an idea of some parts I want, which will probably all be ordered from Newegg.com. Here is the list of what I have so far:
Parts I don't need: Monitor (720p monitor), Mouse, OS, Keyboard
Some people have said to go with AMD for this kind of build but I feel that the i3 processor is good and will run fine for a build like this. The only concern I have as of now is that the Graphics card is to big for the Motherboard. Everything else is solid in my opinion. If anyone has any recommendations or advice to make the build more cost efficient it would be very helpful. Also I'm not too experienced with with knowing everything about all the parts, so if I have a compatibility problem with the parts please let me know. Thanks Guys
This looks like a great build! As for AMD, it's only worth going with AMD if you have a $500-$600 budget and want to overclock, otherwise Intel is a great way to go. Also You said School and Internet are more important than gaming, if so, then you may want to go with a card that is a step down such as the Radeon 6750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It offers great performance at 1680x1050, which is a larger res than what you'll be playing on