ok so i want to build a gaming pc on a 500$ budget... im only looking to build a tower i dont need a monitor or keyboard and mouse.
Since ive started researching all the stuff for a build ive had my eye set on the i5 2500k but i cant decide on a motherboard or graphics card. i want my mobo to allow me to do upgrades but not break my budget. ad as for the graphics card i want to be able to play bf3. doenst need to be on highest setting but it should still look good with good amount of FPS...
im really looking for a mobo and graphic card but if someone is able to list out a whole build for around 500 thatd be awsome...again im not lookin for the best but decent, ill upgrade later when needed
will the i3 be powerful enough, i know ive seen people saying they use it but i just feel on the edge about it. or what if i bought the i3 now and upgraded to an i5 later, both of these proccesors work with the same motherboards right ??
The second offer taht I posted is the good one, the first is meh. i3 is a strong processor, you should not invest in a stronger one with such a budget, you should save your money for the GPU. See this,
here, I spent $500........... can't do it with a decent Intel build. That's it. There is no money for a Video card and I can only cheapen it by YOU watching for when the opsys is $80 and going to a $40 cheaper processor.......... still not enough for a video card... will put together n AMD build next.............. still don't know what your monitor resolution is... ???
sorry about that link, heres the parts...
gtx 550ti 1gb
4gb of corsair vengeance ddr3 ram
500gb wd caviar blue 7200rpm
600w psu from rosewill
and a coolermaster case
ill leave links to all these parts as well but does this sound like a solid build, does anyone have anything they would change...this is already over my 500 budget
the processor is slow, only dual core so you'll be booting yourself in the rear right off the bat. The video card is too slow and I wouldn't give Hitler that power supply.
While I agree the psu is a bad choice, you are wrong about the cpu and gpu. The i3 is still a great gaming processor, slightly lacking in the few games that can utilize 4 cores. Most games are 75% or more gpu dependent anyways. His gpu is not a bad choice, but he should get the hd 7750 with a 350w antec psu. The 7750 is a few percent slower/faster depending on which game, but is a newer architecture and uses only 55w. He should be able to play most games med/high settings w/ some aa, but med in bf3 w/ no aa. The hd 7750 is only $110 on newegg. He also could go with a hd 7770, but would need a better psu than the one for the hd 7750. Either way, those would be in his budget and are a great choice. Also instead of the i3 2100, get the i3 3220 for $10-20 more.