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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

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
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?