I wanna build a gaming pc for $500

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.
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  1. Your joking right????
  2. 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 ?
  3. 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.
  4. Oh yeah forgot about the hard drive. Maybe this GPU instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125410
    and this HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771
    This will put you at $580. There is very little I can do to find a $500 pc that can play the latest games.
  5. ahem, ^^ irt playes game goot. lol.
  6. 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=N82E16817171060

    $50
    Pentium G620 LGA 1155
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367906

    $55
    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315

    $23
    Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382074

    $200
    SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987

    $18
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    $75
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    $40
    Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    Total $506 before rebates and shipping.

    good luck!
  7. 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=N82E16819103727

    MOBO - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

    RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231438

    HD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    GPU - GIGABYTE GV-N430-2GI GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 2GB 128-bit DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125411

    Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    PSU - COOLER MASTER GX 450W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Model #:S210-001
    Item #:N82E16811146075
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock

    $39.99 $39.99


    Update

    ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Model #:970 EXTREME3
    Item #:N82E16813157280
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock

    $94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99


    Update

    ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    Model #:HD7750-1GD5-V2
    Item #:N82E16814121633
    Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
    In Stock

    $109.99 $109.99


    Update

    COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Model #:RS450-ACAAD3-US
    Item #:N82E16817171060
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
    Mail in Rebate

    $59.99 -$15.00 Instant $44.99


    Update

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Item #:N82E16819103727
    Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    In Stock

    $119.99 $119.99


    Update

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    Model #:F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    Item #:N82E16820231277
    Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
    In Stock

    $29.99 $29.99


    Update

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Model #:WD2500AAKX
    Item #:N82E16822136771
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock

    $74.99 -$5.00 Instant $69.99


    Update

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
    Model #:SH-222BB/BEBE
    Item #:N82E16827151244
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock

    $16.99 $16.99
    Subtotal: $516.92
  10. the pentium g840 can play games better than almost any stock phenom II, for liek 40$ 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.
  11. ^ 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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