Cheap gaming pc under 500? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 1, 2012 1:34 AM in Systems Share maskills24 August 29, 2012 6:30:53 PM Hey guys, i have been playing around with pcpartpicker and got a strange build that i think could do decently well in gaming for under 500 bucks. Here is what im looking at. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fZMI Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fZMI/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fZMI/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ECS A885GM-A2 (V1.1) ATX AM3 Motherboard ($52.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $487.39 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 14:27 EDT-0400) My biggest concern would be the cpu. Even at a tripple core clocked at 3.2 ghz, Athlon II is old but i have seen this core play bf3 pretty well with decent power gpus. Let me know what you guys think. I also forgot to put the currency in the title, this is all in us dollars. More about : cheap gaming 500 maskills24 August 29, 2012 6:48:47 PM be nice to see people reply like the other threads... zared619 October 1, 2012 1:34:27 AM So, even an AMD fan such as my self can see when you should and when you shouldn't get an AMD processor. To keep things under $500, get something like this. CPU Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99 Motherboard MSI H61M-P20 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $49.99 Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.98 Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card $219.99 Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $42.99 Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j0H3 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCheap Gaming PC Build under 500$ Forum Cheap Gaming PC thats under £500? Forum Cheap Gaming PC thats under £500? Forum SolvedCan anyone help me choose some parts for a cheap gaming pc? I have nothing and it would be great if it was under 800 dollars. Forum SolvedCheap decent Gaming PC 300$-500$ that can be upgraded over time? Forum SolvedGaming/Recording PC for under £500/$820!??! Forum Solvedfirst gaming pc biuld under $500 Forum SolvedVery cheap gaming PC build $500-650 Forum Making a cheap gaming computer under $500 Forum Solved"Future Resistant" Gaming PC Under $3,500. Build Review Request Forum SolvedGaming PC under 500 (LOL) Forum SolvedHelp! Gaming PC under £500 Forum SolvedWanna build a gaming pc under 500$..Help! Forum Cheap Gaming desktop under $500 Forum SolvedGaming PC Under 500$ ? Forum Cheap gaming laptop under 500 Forum SolvedCheap Gaming PC. Under $550 Forum SolvedBest PC Gaming headset for under $500 bucks Forum SolvedGaming PC For BF4 under 500$ Forum Cheap gaming laptop under 500?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !