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500$ MAX build, needs gaming capabilities!

THIS BUILD CAN NOT GO OVER 500$


Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend or next.

Budget Range: 500$ no higher.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (LoL, SC2, Maple, WoW, Valve games, etc)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: America

Parts Preferences: I don't care, I just need a functional PC.

Overclocking: Probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: Highly unlikely

Monitor Resolution: Functional for gaming

Additional Comments: As long as I can game on at least medium settings I'll be fine, I want upgrading capabilities as well.

I don't have a monitor or operating system. (Win7)
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  1. Jake Skinner said:
    THIS BUILD CAN NOT GO OVER 500$


    Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend or next.

    Budget Range: 500$ no higher.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (LoL, SC2, Maple, WoW, Valve games, etc)

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country: America

    Parts Preferences: I don't care, I just need a functional PC.

    Overclocking: Probably not.

    SLI or Crossfire: Highly unlikely

    Monitor Resolution: Functional for gaming

    Additional Comments: As long as I can game on at least medium settings I'll be fine, I want upgrading capabilities as well.

    I don't have a monitor or operating system. (Win7)


    So $300 since Win 7 cost $100 and a cheap Monitor cost $100
  2. Best answer
    Here is what I was able to do (prices include mail-in rebate & shipping):

    CPU: Intel G530 -- $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

    Motherboard: H61 -- $24.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135288

    RAM: G. Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 -- $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231421

    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB -- $69.99
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6570 -- $39.99 ($25 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150543

    Case: RAIDMAX Simplex ATX-618B Mid Tower -- $29.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156253

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W 80 Plus Bronze -- $48.98
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner -- $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Monitor: Acer 20" 1600x900 -- $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009314

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit -- $96.48
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

    TOTAL: $498.41

    Had to link to Amazon for the OS to keep the total cost under $500.

    EDIT: You should take advantage of the Hard Drive & Optical Drive combo dudewithbow posted:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.936991
  3. ShrewdMood said:
    Here is what I was able to do (prices include mail-in rebate & shipping):

    CPU: Intel G530 -- $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

    Motherboard: H61 -- $24.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135288

    RAM: G. Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 -- $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231421

    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB -- $69.99
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5570 -- $39.99 ($25 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150543

    Case: RAIDMAX Simplex ATX-618B Mid Tower -- $29.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156253

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W 80 Plus Bronze -- $48.98
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner -- $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Monitor: Acer 20" 1600x900 -- $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009314

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit -- $96.48
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

    TOTAL: $498.41

    Had to use Amazon for the OS to keep total cost under $500.


    Yours is better then mine haha lol
  4. ShrewdMood said:
    Here is what I was able to do (prices include mail-in rebate & shipping):

    CPU: Intel G530 -- $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

    Motherboard: H61 -- $24.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135288

    RAM: G. Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 -- $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231421

    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB -- $69.99
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6570 -- $39.99 ($25 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150543

    Case: RAIDMAX Simplex ATX-618B Mid Tower -- $29.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156253

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W 80 Plus Bronze -- $48.98
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner -- $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Monitor: Acer 20" 1600x900 -- $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009314

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit -- $96.48
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

    TOTAL: $498.41

    Had to link to Amazon for the OS to keep the total cost under $500.


    This is my first build and I don't have a power cord for the power supply. . .

    Is there any other power supply with the same performance for around that price?
  5. Jake Skinner said:
    This is my first build and I don't have a power cord for the power supply. . .

    Is there any other power supply with the same performance for around that price?


    You can find some on Newegg
  6. ill take on this challenge brb

    Rosewill FBM-01 2 Fan Micro-atx case 30$
    Acer 18.5" monitor 80$
    Corsair Builder series 430w 45$
    G.skill NS 2x2gb 23$
    WD caviar Blue 500gb +asus Drive 80$
    Pentium G620 2.6 ghz + ECS H61 mobo 110$

    total: 381.61 (351.61 if you apply for the rebates)

    Amazons Home Premium win 7 96.48

    total: 478.09$ (428.09$ after rebate)

    the only thing im missing is a gpu. i give you the option to pick a gpu, before or after you get your rebate money back. if you get the rebate money, get a radeon 6670. if not, hold off on buying a gpu and use the pentium g620's integrated graphics for a short amount of time till you can afford a decent one


    if you want to be a real stickler on budget, but a refurbished/used HDD/Monitor and gamble the heck that it works. its much cheaper
  7. guerrero said:
    You can find some on Newegg

    I'm actually afraid that I'll end up buying something incompatible, do you think you can help me out?
  8. Jake Skinner said:
    I'm actually afraid that I'll end up buying something incompatible, do you think you can help me out?


    Theyre all compatible. Are you using a desktop right now?
  9. guerrero said:
    Theyre all compatible. Are you using a desktop right now?


    Nope, laptop.
  10. Jake Skinner said:
    Nope, laptop.


    Just change that power supply for the Corsair 430w (I have it)
  11. My apologies; I seemed to have overlooked the lack of a power cord. Here are some other options (if you go with Corsair you can get the 6670 as your GPU):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060
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