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First build cheap gaming pc 400-500 dollars?

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March 1, 2012 3:40:36 AM

Hiya, I'd like to try making a pc for 400-500 dollars, can someone give me parts to order?

Approximate Purchase Date:a month or two

Budget Range:absolutely $500 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere in the US, as long as shipping doesn't make the price go over $500

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: First time, I don't know.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (not likely until stuttering is no longer an issue)

Monitor Resolution: dont care.

Also, make sure the computer can run better than this garbage:

Yes, I'm embarrassed by using that :( 

More about : build cheap gaming 400 500 dollars

March 1, 2012 3:56:40 AM - $134.98
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM - $54.99
ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $22.99
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS - $84.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $44.99 - $20MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $109.99 - $15MIR
XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $49.99
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Total: $502.92 - $35MIR
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December 22, 2012 2:25:41 PM

I'd recommend checking out some of the new AMD Trinity processors. They have a lot of bang for the buck. I think you can get at least an i5 equivalent for a lot cheaper. Take a look at this site I found with a whole bunch of motherboards that will work well for your gaming.

Best AMD Trinity CPU FM2 Motherboards 2012
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December 22, 2012 4:04:00 PM

Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $481.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 13:02 EST-0500)

This build will completely destroy those other builds. With a HD 7850, you'll be able to play just about any game out there on high settings at comfortable frame rates. If you need an optical drive, I suggest you salvage one from your old build to save money.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps; good luck!