2012 gaming pc build under 500$

Please help me to build 500$ gaming pc with 3rd gen core i5, 500gb hdd and 4 gb ram...
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  1. you wouldnt catch up i5 build with 500

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $631.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 16:51 EST-0500)

    cheaping out to i3 and 7850 1GB will save 130ish
  2. What is best graphic card pricing range within 100-120$?
  3. 7770 :) 99usd
    put 7770 into build above
  4. thanks, i thinh if i buy 4gb ram, 500 gb hdd and radeon 7770 it will cost about 500$
  5. That isn't very balanced. For gaming you will get alot more performance if you get a i3 or x4 965 and spend more on the GPU. For $500 you are looking at a i3+7850 which will beat the i5+7770 in gaming.
  6. where can i find 7770 for 100$?
  7. a few days ago i could find 7770 at 80-99 easily...
    price change be sure to keep an eye for them
    this one is the cheapest
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100358vxl
  8. AMD Radeon said:
    a few days ago i could find 7770 at 80-99 easily...
    price change be sure to keep an eye for them
    this one is the cheapest
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100358vxl


    On black friday i got my HD 7770 for $69.99 @Newegg :P
  9. ^ see :)
  10. I would use a Corsair or a SeaSonic. I know some other brands are actually just re-branded SeaSonic. Not sure which ones though.
  11. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosew [...] ly-hive550 this is high rated psu in pcpartpicer. will it work with ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard and MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
  12. what you think about this build? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wbiy
  13. If you REALLY need the i5, then go for it its your computer lol. If you want better all around gaming performance then go with an i3 or Phenom ii x4 965 and a HD 7850.
  14. Do you live near a Microcenter? If so, the i5-3570 is $169 right now, and if u bundle it with a motherboard, you get a $40 discount.

    Also with a $40 off mothrboard bundle discount at MC, is the $119 i3-3225.

    These are in-store only deals, so you have to be near a Microcenter.

    www.microcenter.com

    Look at the top right hand corner ad click on their flyer. Somewhere are page 33 or so, they show the bundle deals.
  15. i want i5, i will buy a better videocard later...
  16. Then its really not a gaming build lol. A real gaming build is when you fit the best possible GPU you can with said budget.
  17. but with this i can play all games in mid/high settings. my monitor is 1024x768, i will buy new videocard later with new monitor... what kind of adapter i need to connect my old monitor to hd7770?
  18. lol 1024x768 are you serious?? thats not even 720p.
  19. i know it is very old, but what adapter i need?
  20. The HD 7770 should come with a DVI/VGA so you should be good to go with your dinosaur monitor.
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