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September 30, 2012 5:51:39 AM

Hi i am wanting to build a custom pc for gaming,surfing and mail i have a budget of 500$ to build the desktop not including the monitor, mouse and keyboard i would like to know if everything would fit in the case and that is this a good custom build pc for 500

CPU-Intel Cpu core i3-2120-lga 1155($120)
motherboard-Gigabyte Ga-H61M-S2pv($55)
Hard Drive-Western digital 500GB ($60.05)
Ram-corsair 4GB single module 1600mhz Cl9 ($21)
Graphics Card-Gigabyte nVidia GTX 550 TI ($119)
Case Psu included-Termeltake black versa II Mid tower Chassis With 500W ($72)

Total $476.50

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September 30, 2012 6:40:55 AM

yes, everything would fit... but that isn't much of a gaming machine, but a good machine for the price.
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September 30, 2012 7:04:52 AM

Do you think it would handle most games at medium setting? Or higher
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September 30, 2012 7:12:43 AM

Everything will fit but there are lots of things you could improve.
First you should get a decent case and most importantly a good power supply.
Secondly the graphicscard you included isn't really the best you can buy in that price range.
And there are also some other things you'd do better with.
Basicly ill make you a new PC that is significantly better.

Buy this instead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.52 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($20.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $503.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It's between two and three times more powerfull.
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September 30, 2012 7:25:06 AM

i don't know how to build a pc or know anyone who can build one
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a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2012 3:41:01 PM

youtube is your friend. hundreds of 'how to build a pc' videos out there
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September 30, 2012 4:34:02 PM

where do you live? see if there is a "NCIX" near you, they will price match the products and build it, test it and give is a 1 year warranty for $50.
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October 1, 2012 1:02:48 AM

I live in australia snd i dont think there a Ncix store me
And i will go with scwerysqrl suggestion
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 2:37:42 AM

aussieland, ok:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.95 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.20 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $533.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

a bit over, so here's an alternate build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.95 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($25.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $489.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 1, 2012 7:07:26 AM

I decdied to buy my parts from msy.com.au because that is store close to me
Intel BX80637I33220 i3-3220 3.3GHz LGA1155 IVY Bridge Boxed CPU Cores 3MB (127)
Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002 SATA3 7200RPM 16MB HDD (59)
Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV H61 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard (55)
Powercolor 1GB 6870 PCI-E VGA Card (139)
Patriot Signature 4GB Single DDR3 1333 (18)
Thermaltake VN900A1W2N Commander MS-II Black USB3.0 Mid Tower Case (No PSU) (59)
A-Power 720Watt. Dual-Fan PSU (20)
497$
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October 1, 2012 7:08:10 AM

Can i still buy windows vista? From any store
What if i don't buy windows 7 or install it would it still work
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 5:27:53 PM

probly can't buy vista.
I'll suggest something better than that a-power power supply. something in the 500W range from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX by preference
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October 1, 2012 10:23:11 PM

Ok thx Do think a Thermaltake OEM LitePower 500Watt PSU would be better?
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October 1, 2012 11:43:13 PM

How do i install windows 7 if i don't have a optical drive
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October 2, 2012 5:09:13 AM

No, Thermaltake makes terrible power supplies. Don't buy them unless you plan on having your PC blow up. Just like screwysqrl said, buy a 500W power supply from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX. You can't install windows 7 without an optical drive. Just buy one, it's liike $20.
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October 2, 2012 6:43:18 AM

I am buying my wtuff from msy and i cant find optical drives
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October 2, 2012 6:52:13 AM

i think this is a better system to buy
Cpu:amd am3 +fx 6100 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8478
Ram:8gb amd performance kit http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8685
Motherboard:asus M5A78L-M-LX-PLUS All-In-One AM3 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8738
500gb storage seagate http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8477
Smasung optical drive http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5580
Coolermaster rc-371 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7726
Psu:antec vp 450p http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8638
Graphic:p owercooler 6870 1gb http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6839
Total:$519
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