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May 3, 2012 8:48:09 PM

good buy for 499.89? would it even run?

APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-4GBRL

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

TOPOWER ZU-500W 500W ATX12V Ver. 2.0 Power Supply

Hanns-G HL190ABB Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor

Rosewill RK-201 Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

Rosewill RM-P2P 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel PS/2 Wired Optical Mouse

:sol:  my first build, meant to be a budget gaming pc under 500$
any suggestions welcome!

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May 3, 2012 9:20:48 PM

You're saying that right now you do not have a mouse, keyboard and optical drive?!?!?
May 3, 2012 9:32:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($65.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate SV35 Series 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.61 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: AOC e950Sw 19.0" Monitor ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $495.51
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-03 17:28 EDT-0400)

Pentium G630 is a better gaming CPU than your choice.
550 Ti is not a GPU that you can really game on.
You can cannibalize keyboard, mouse and ODD.
May 3, 2012 10:05:19 PM

UVB076 said:
You're saying that right now you do not have a mouse, keyboard and optical drive?!?!?

LOL yes i have all those, but it was a project for school; i had to include one of each part i listed (including peripherals) and it had to cost less than $500 total.
tomorrow we try $1400!