[New Build] $500-550 resuing GF Card and others

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this month

Budget Range: $500-550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Programming, Office apps, Adobe Creative Suite

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Ram, PSU, SSD

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: India

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: resuing 1440x900 monitor

Additional Comments:
Hi guys,

I currently have this 5 year old PC configuration

Current PC Config
Operating System
MS Windows 7 32-bit SP1

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+

2.50 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 313MHz (5-6-5-15)


VA1703wSERIES (1440x900@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6670 (MSI)

Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA Device (SATA)
156GB Seagate ST3160211AS ATA Device (SATA)

The components that I want to reuse are the Graphics Card, Monitor(Larger monitor if it fits in budget) and 1TB WD Green Hardisk.

Current Requirements
1. SSD for Primary Win 7 OS and some Games
2. 500(or lower) GB Harddisk for other programs and OS
3. Best Performing CPU and Mobo under my budget with preference to gaming and programming
4. 4 GB Ram(Higher if fits in budget)
5. Optical Drive

Budget : Max $500-550

1. All the latest games with at least low to mid performance
2. Programming
2. Apps like Photoshop, etc

I can wait till January if there is some price drops.

Please guys can you help me decide on the components and prices for the same.
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  1. 25-30K? Is that in USD?
  2. Nope sorry thats in Indian Rupee.. The budget is $500-550 as specified in the topic header.
  3. Is having a SSD at this budget a good option ?

    Please help me in building this system.
  4. At this budget, not really no. So what websites do you by from?

    But this is an indian website.
  6. Can i get some advice and a config for my requirements please
  7. my off the cuff suggestion:

    A10 5800K: $120
    AS Rock A75 motherboard: $60
    8 GB DDR3-1600 ram: $30
    120 GB SSD: $80
    reused 1tb: $0
    reused 6670: $0
    Corsair CX 430 PSU: $30
    DVD burner: $15
    case of your choice: $50
    1920x1080 monitor $120

    comes out to $505
  8. What if i dump the idea of having a SSD and reuse my existing monitor ? As i am advised having SSD at this budget is not good. Can i get a better spec for the same budget ?
  9. Is this a good config

    CPU Intel i3 3220
    Motherboard MSI ZH77A-G41
    RAM Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz CL9 8GB
    PSU Corsair VS450
    HDD WD Caviar Green 1 TB
    Cabinet BitFenix Merc Alpha
    Optical Drive Asus DVD Writer
  10. Best answer
    should work with your 6670
  11. Best answer selected by devrathnd.
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