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$500 Budget gaming PC

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November 15, 2012 1:02:29 AM

I only $500 for my budget to build a new gaming PC, can anyone give me a list of parts that I can buy? Thanks.

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November 15, 2012 5:45:07 AM

Here is an idea:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($31.89 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 02:44 EST-0500)

You can always go in and change items to better for the last $80 bucks, but I think you will get a decent gamer out of that! I have something Similar!
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November 15, 2012 8:21:54 AM

verdenshersker said:
Here is an idea:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($31.89 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 02:44 EST-0500)

You can always go in and change items to better for the last $80 bucks, but I think you will get a decent gamer out of that! I have something Similar!



Thanks this helps a lot!
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November 15, 2012 12:15:21 PM

What is the cheapest processor that will not bottleneck 7850?

On a similar thread, someone said even i3 would not be strong enough. True or false?
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