$500 Budget Build For the Kids

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: $500 give or take a hundred

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, media, school

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything except HDD and optical drive

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Beaufort/NC/USA

Parts Preferences: No preference; whatever you think is best

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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  1. Best answer
    Try this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbmd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $582.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 04:14 EST-0500)

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  2. Best answer selected by NeedForSleep.
  3. Thanks once again, my friend! You've been a great help. Hell, this entire forum has been a great help.

    Tom's Hardware is one of the best forums I've used.
  4. Lol!Already solved my bad.
  5. It's all good. Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate the effort. :)
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