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I wanna build a gaming pc for $500

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May 21, 2012 8:59:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: A few months i guess.

Budget Range: 500 to 520. (please post before and after rebate)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: united states

Parts Preferences: AMD Build please.

Overclocking: Might a little.

SLI or Crossfire: I dont think so.

Monitor Resolution: High i guess.

Additional Comments I want alot of room in the case, i will be upgrading this but like in a year so alot of room.

More about : wanna build gaming 500

May 21, 2012 9:45:55 PM
May 21, 2012 9:58:32 PM

Your joking right????
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a b 4 Gaming
May 21, 2012 10:04:04 PM

Why do you say he is joking ?

I did not see you posting any parts trying to help yourself, So whats makes you think he is joking ?

Do you think thats a bad build for 550 ?

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a b 4 Gaming
May 21, 2012 10:07:17 PM
May 21, 2012 11:47:00 PM

nununu, here is a build you might be able to deal with for about 500, no case though.intel g840- 90$
asrock b75 pro3- 90$
4 gb 1333 ram- 25$
rosewill stalion 500W- 50$
radeon 6790, 120$$
optical- 25$
WD 500GB 7200 RPM- 80$

subtotal- 500$

cases are easy to find, even scrounge your current one if you want, or spend an extra 40$ and buy a cheap rosewill case.
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May 22, 2012 12:34:57 AM

ahem, ^^ irt playes game goot. lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2012 12:36:15 AM

If you live near a microcenter, here's a beast.

$45 ($35 after mail in)
COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$50
Pentium G620 LGA 1155
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$55
ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$23
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$200
SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$18
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$40
Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $506 before rebates and shipping.

good luck!

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May 22, 2012 12:36:21 AM

I was looking to build an AMD myself, but everyone keeps telling me to go i3 2120 cpu instead. But here was the build I put together.

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - GIGABYTE GV-N430-2GI GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 2GB 128-bit DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - COOLER MASTER GX 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - $119.99
Mobo- $94.99
Ram- $29.99
HD- $74.99
GPU- $69.99
Case- $49.99
PSU- $44.99

Around 480-490.
Hope this helped.
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May 22, 2012 12:38:05 AM

yea my build can play just abotu any modern game, maybe not at maxed setting with 150 fps but it can play just abotu anything with maybe 40+ fps on high settings, depends on the game but that is just an estimate, on modern games, older ones, much more performance than that. think minecraft @ 160 fps maybe? its basicly the same build im going to be using when i get the money.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2012 12:40:54 AM



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May 22, 2012 12:41:41 AM

the pentium g840 can play games better than almost any stock phenom II, for liek 40$ less.... not kidding phenoms can't compete like they used to.. and you can get a lto of things on my build that are cheaper or (with the saving sfrom going with a cheaper (and almost equally powerful) pentium went into a very nice motherboard and other parts.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2012 5:34:20 AM
May 22, 2012 11:25:59 PM

^ plus one. (G840 is 10$ less and only 100mhz difference, may as well spend it on say a slightly fancier motherboard, or maybe some extras like fan conrtolls or extra fans or a optical drive which wasnt included. in Prox's build
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