Budget $500 Build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: January 4, 2013 9:57 PM in Systems Share Grimsilver January 4, 2013 9:29:14 PM Hello there, looking to build a computer for my mom who doesn't really game too hardcore, so looking for some advice. Approximate Purchase Date: Within the week Budget Range: $500-550 Total (Don't care about rebates, prob won't use them) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (World of Warcraft, about all) Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Location: USA (No good stores nearby) Parts Preferences: Whatever works Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: If it somehow fits the budget (but unlikely lol) Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 Additional Comments: So as you can see, she plays on a pretty low resolution, so I figure this budget might be totally possible for something that can run OK ish. Thanks for looking! More about : budget 500 build AMD Radeon January 4, 2013 9:41:30 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $542.90 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 18:40 EST-0500) unfortunately, you limite yourself with newegg. could be better with another store m 0 l Grimsilver January 4, 2013 9:57:37 PM Well I have no issue with buying from other sites if it makes that much of a difference, but it bugs me when I have to order from 3+ sites just for $5 in savings ya know? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$500 budget build Forum SolvedSystem Build - $4,000 -$4,500 budget. Forum SolvedBuild me a gaming PC (Budget £2,500) Forum Solved$500 to $600 budget pc build Forum SolvedFather/Son Project: First Build for a Home + Light Gaming Rig (budget: approx. $500-600?) Forum SolvedHelp with a budget build for video editing and Unity under 500 dollars Forum SolvedBest $500 budget PC gaming build to play GW2 on ultra sets. Forum SolvedNeed computer build help $500 budget Forum SolvedWhat is the best gaming pc build around my $500-700 budget Forum SolvedNeed help for a new first time build with a budget of $400-500. Forum SolvedNeed Help With Custom Build PC Desktop within $1,500 Budget Forum Solvedwhat do i need to build computer budget $500 Forum Solved500USD budget gaming build(no streaming, 1 monitor) Forum SolvedBudget build for around 500$ Forum SolvedHELP, CX500? XFX 450? Budget Gaming Build Forum SolvedIm building my first gaming PC, and I'm on a tight 500$ budget. How is this for a build? Forum Solved$500 Hackintosh budget Build Forum Solved4K video editing PC build: Budget $2,500 Forum Solved$500 Mini ITX Build [Budget Gaming] Forum SolvedFinalizing Gaming Budget Build ($500) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !