Advice on Build Tags: New Build Systems madrude December 6, 2012 1:49:14 AM A friend of mine is building a gaming pc but has a small budget of about 650$ Hes set on the i5 so far... *Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 *ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard *Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ***Graphics Card not sure about best performance for the money** maybe 6850? not sure *CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply *COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive *LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM comes out to just under 530 without graph card. any suggestions would be cool thanks. More about : advice build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Advice on Build> Related ressources: ForumMaking a first time build , any last advice ? ForumNeed some advice finishing off a build . ForumNew Gaming Build Advice ForumFirst ever build , advice needed please ForumNeed some advice on first time build ForumComputer Build for 3D Rendering & Particle Animation- Advice ? ForumBuild Advice for a Programmer ForumFuture Proofed Budget Build - Need some Advice ! ForumProfessional Advice on my New Build Please Forum$1200 Build . Finally saved up. Need advice . TY ForumLooking for build advice before I purchase ForumNew build advice ForumAdvice wanted on a new build . $1500 budget. ForumNew build advice - ripping/video encoding ForumFirst PC build need advice ! Forum$600-$630 Budget PC Build - First-timer Seeking Advice ForumAdvice on a new build ForumNeed some advice on new HTPC build ForumNeed Advice for first build on buying and compatibility ForumAdvice on New System Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !