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Need help for building a ~$500 USD office pc

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September 19, 2012 9:36:12 PM

Budget: ~$500

No parts preferences.

Newegg.com for parts.

Would like to see an AMD and Intel setup within the budget.

Do not need keyboard, monitor, mouse.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 19, 2012 10:05:01 PM

I'll assume you do need an OS then:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R363-M-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($128.19 @ Amazon)
Total: $455.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-19 18:04 EDT-0400)
September 19, 2012 10:38:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.75 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $526.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-19 18:39 EDT-0400)
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 20, 2012 1:20:05 AM

juuuust a bit over there, fpoon :) 
September 20, 2012 8:33:55 PM

Thank you, guys. Would like to see that intel machine under $500 and 4gb of ram will be more than enough for now.
September 20, 2012 10:59:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.75 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $481.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 18:59 EDT-0400)
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