500$ home built desktop

I am building a desktop for gaming. I want to spend around 500-600$ . I do not know a lot about computers and part performances. I need to know a build that will run games on a minimum of medium settings and can be upgraded later.
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  1. Hi, do you need OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse?

    :)
  2. No I do not sorry for not putting that in there
  3. ^ A little over budget kitty
  4. hugh117 said:
    ^ A little over budget kitty


    It's the cheapest I could do. :(
  5. Assuming that you are going to be buying the OS, this is what I came up with.

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E672-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($27.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.38 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Logisys 575W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $527.25

    It's easily upgradable in the future by crossfiring the Radeon HD 6850 and getting a better CPU.
  6. Pingypoker said:
    Assuming that you are going to be buying the OS, this is what I came up with.

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E672-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($27.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.38 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Logisys 575W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $527.25

    It's easily upgradable in the future by crossfiring the Radeon HD 6850 and getting a better CPU.


    The OP already said that he won't be needing an OS.

    That PSU seems a bit too cheap. Are you sure it's reliable?
  7. pckitty4427 said:
    The OP already said that he won't be needing an OS.

    That PSU seems a bit too cheap. Are you sure it's reliable?


    PSU is fine, it has lots of good reviews on Newegg.
  8. I hate to advertise but OP I have a brand new MSI 7770 that I am selling for $90. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/104847-8-open-7770ghz-edition That would help get you under that $500 mark.
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