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July 11, 2012 6:41:49 PM

Hi, I am looking to build a gaming pc for $500, but I can max out at $600 if need be. I want to be able to run most games on medium to high graphics [Pretty I will not be able too with this budget].

Processor: I want it Intel and at least Quad-core.
RAM: At least 6gb.
GPU: I already own a Radeon HD 6770 so do not include it in the build.
PSU: I currently have a LEPA N500 500w psu that I would put in the new build.
Motherboard: Preferably not micro-ATX, just for upgrade concerns.
Optical Drive: This really does not concern me.
Storage: HDD with atleast 500gb of storage.
Case: Reliable, sturdy, and cheap full-ATX.

I thank you in advance for replying and helping put together my [first] build. Farrendil.

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July 11, 2012 6:42:37 PM

[Pretty sure*** I will.....] CORRECTION
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July 11, 2012 6:43:49 PM

do you need Windows?
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July 11, 2012 6:45:20 PM

Oh I forgot to include that I want Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Thanks.
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July 11, 2012 6:48:26 PM


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $502.57
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 11, 2012 6:53:53 PM

Is it possible to get all of these parts for the same [or close] price from the same seller? It is not that much of a problem but it might be a bit costly to pay for all the shipping.
July 11, 2012 6:57:05 PM

Don't mind that last reply, can you find a case at newegg that is very close in price and specs to the one you listed?
July 11, 2012 7:10:22 PM

What kind of cables will I need to put this together? I noticed the HDD and the Optical drive are OEM and/or Bare, and I will need SATA data cables to build everything.
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July 11, 2012 7:16:29 PM

motherboard will comes with 2-4 SATA cables