$400-500 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range:$400-$500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: School, Gaming, Movies, and some video editing

Parts Not Required: Case, HDD, Mouse, Keyboard but open to suggestions

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Any reliable brand

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080@60hz
Additional Comments: I need it to be reliable and most of all quiet. I would like to play some games (ex. Amnesia and most NFS games) smoothly; and finally I would like a pc that will be easy to upgrade meaning no need to change the motherboard or Gpu.
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  1. well with that price your guna have to change change the gpu down the road because u won't be able to aford a powerful one now. You would have to go amd phenom or i3 and it would be cutting it really close. See if you can save up a bit more b4 you want to build. A 650 budget would be much easier to work with.
  2. What case will you be reusing? Are you getting your operating system through school?
  3. Damn, well I'll see man but thanks for the advice though :)
  4. cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

    motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310

    PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    total $496.95

    EDIT:Forgot PSU.

    Because of the motherboard there isn't any real upgrade path but at your budget you may as well get the best parts now.

    If you want a more futureproof pc swap the cpu and motherboard with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 and this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    If you want better gaming performance you can get the 1st motherboard the i3-2120 and a 560ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401

    if you include the os in the price you can get the g860 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116398 and a 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

    there are plenty of options.
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