~$500 Gaming PC Help

Hey guys I'm looking to build a budget gaming pc for Christmas. My budget is around $500-550.
I don't know a lot about computers so I was looking around for a good build.
I was wondering if this would be a good $500 dollar build.


The build is in the description.

I'm thinking of building this but I don't know if there's a better build i can do
for $500 that would be better performance wise.

Any help is appreciated.

7 answers Last reply
More about gaming help
  1. For $550 i would recommend a AMD CPU over a older Intel dual core, Also i find that you can also find a decent AM3+ board for a lot less than you can find a z77 board etc. The CPU i would recommend would be a phenom II x4 965, with the 650 TI you should be able to run most games at high settings
  2. The pentium g850,g860 WILL (probably) beat phenom ii x4 in gaming. You also have an upgrade option to an i5/i7 later on with the lga1155 mobo. The 650ti should be good but if you would have been on here a few days earlier you could have gotten a hd 7770 ghz for $70!! The deals gone now :/
  3. What games will you be playing/want to play?
  4. DELETED OFF =(.

    Never get 7800 series because WOW has problems with thme.
  5. I mostly want to play World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, DayZ, Guild Wars 2, and some steam games.

    Also yes I need an Operating System with the build.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback any help is appreciated.
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $457.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 12:47 EST-0500)

    This would be best. $500 dollar build with OS.
  7. Sorry for the late response but Cutebeans would 430w be enough? On the website it says the gpu needs a minimum of 450w
Ask a new question

Read More

Build Gaming Systems Product