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 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum300- 500 budget build ? ForumBUILD $ 500 BUDGET (already have the GPU) Forum$ 500 Budget for Final Fantasy Online Build ForumAMD $ 500 Budget build ForumAMD $ 500 budget build Forum$ 500 -$600 First Time Budget Gaming Build Help Forum£ 500 Budget Build ForumNew Budget Build US $ 500 -650 ForumFirst time low budget gaming build ( 500 -700$) ForumLooking to build budget $ 500 computer ForumHelp with my $ 500 Budget build ForumHelp with $ 500 budget Build ForumAdvice on gaming build through AVA Direct, $2, 500 budget Forum$ 500 -$600 Budget Gaming Build Help Forum$ 500 Budget new build ForumNew Build - $1, 500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts? ForumHi all. Budget $ 500 Gaming Build (my first). Review before I purchase? Forum$ 500 Budget Gaming..finalizing build please help ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum[Solved] $500 Budget Build For the Kids More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !