Sub $500 gaming rig Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 18, 2012 3:53 AM in Systems Share ecjohnson3 August 17, 2012 6:11:34 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow Budget Range: under 500 before rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: GW2,LoL,ms office, streaming video, possibly other games in the future Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: full system not including peripherals or software Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference (newegg and Tiger direct are my usual) Location: NC Parts Preferences: Intel seems to be the best for gaming even at this price point Overclocking: if necessary SLI or Crossfire: no Your Monitor Resolution: won't ever be above 1050 Additional Comments: don't need the bells and whistles just want it to run smoothly and handle the games i am in to at the moment. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Have been out of gaming for a long time and don't have a system of my own to game with at home THE BUILD: Combo from Newegg w/ i3-2100 and SSD. not sure about the case/psu it comes with -Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100 -ASUS P8B-M LGA 1155 Intel C204 Micro ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard -Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G -Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM -Rosewill RSV-L4000 Black Metal / Steel, 1.0 mm thickness, 4U Rackmount Server Chassis 8 Internal Bays, 7 Included Cooling ... -Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ... Cost: $340.00 Radeon 7770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cost: $109.00 Total w/tax w/shipping: $480.00 Please give me feed back on this build More about : 500 gaming rig ecjohnson3 August 17, 2012 7:54:43 PM Just a quick bump as I am hoping for some reassurance on this purchase before pulling the trigger. Anyone think this is a good deal and a solid system (other than myself)? m 0 l guerrero August 18, 2012 3:53:26 AM Case is pretty poopy Look's good for me m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSub-$500 gaming rig; first time builder Forum Sub-500 Dollar Gaming Rig Overhaul, Requesting Confirmation Forum Final Build - Please review/comment (sub $1,500 gaming rig) Forum Comments on This sub $500 Game Rig Forum Solvedsub $500 Gaming Build (1st time, Noob builder) Forum SolvedGaming build, Sub 1K Help finish rig Thanks! Forum Solvedbuilding a sub $600 gaming rig Forum SolvedSub-$700 CAD/gaming rig Forum SolvedBudget gaming rig (sub $1000) Forum Sub $500 Media center/ mid gaming build? Forum SolvedGaming PC Build sub $500 Forum SolvedSub-$500 Gaming PC Evaluation Forum SolvedSub $500 gaming PC advice Forum sub £500 BF4 Gaming System Forum SolvedSub $750 budget gaming rig build advice Forum SolvedPlease rate my build - sub-$1k Gaming Rig Forum Sub £500 budget gaming Forum SolvedSub 1k budget gaming rig, phenom II x2 550+5850, NEED ADVICE Forum SolvedSub 1500 AM3 Gaming Rig Forum Gaming build, sub 500GBP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !