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$500 Gaming Rig

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March 1, 2012 10:58:13 PM

Hi all,

I came up with a little challenge for myself. What is the best Gaming pc you can make for $500 including monitor and a Razer keyboard and mouse?

Thanks ;) 

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
March 1, 2012 11:01:57 PM

A challenge for yourself? I'd be interested to see what you come up with. Let us know what you find.
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March 2, 2012 12:54:46 AM

yeah, if you want a monitor ($100) Win7 ($100) Razor Keyboard ($45) Razor Mouse ($35)

Total $280

That leaves us with $220

Biostar Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50

Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $51

Rosewill Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30

Refurb HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50

DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $13

That leaves about $6 bucks out of your $500

And not counting shipping

You will note that this build sticks you with the on board Graffic

And you will still need a PSU

And this would still be just a PC, not much of a gaming PC

But you could limp it around for a few months and put a GPU in it.


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March 2, 2012 1:04:06 AM

i really dont think you would need a razor keyboard and mouse, i know this is not real, but who wants to build a $220 computer with gaming peripherals
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March 2, 2012 1:55:09 AM

Ashford, according to your profile you have a Macbook Pro. You don't even have a case or a PSU or Windows OS or anything to save a few bucks on a $500 rig, much less what I would call a gaming rig. You're going to have to get about $700-$800 to get into a new system. A $100 monitor will get you 1366 x 768 resolution or 1440 x 900 res. Intel 2120 CPU and decent motherboard for $228. You need a case and a power supply, about $100 to $140. Then you need a hard drive, $85 and Ram for $30 and finally an OS. Windows Home Premium OEM is $100. That's $635 right there.
OH! You need a video card. A Radeon 6770 is in the $100 range.
You might need to alter your expectations.
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