$500 Gaming Rig

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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  1. A challenge for yourself? I'd be interested to see what you come up with. Let us know what you find.
  2. 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=N82E16813138340 $50

    Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409 $51

    Rosewill Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147112 $30

    Refurb HD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136759 $50

    DVD Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827100067 $20

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148433 $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.
  3. 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
  4. 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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