New home build under $500 Tags: New Build Monitors Systems Product Last response: January 11, 2013 2:31 AM in Systems Share flamenader January 11, 2013 1:43:24 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month Budget Range: <$500 System Usage from Most to Least Important: School work, itunes, very light gaming Are you buying a monitor: no Parts to Upgrade: All Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon Location: Minnesota, US Parts Preferences: No preference Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My older computer finally died More about : home build 500 AMD Radeon a b C Monitor January 11, 2013 1:53:03 AM because you are student... i will go as cheap as possible while maintaining good quality stuff PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $424.83 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 22:53 EST-0500) m 0 l AMD Radeon a b C Monitor January 11, 2013 1:54:31 AM ^ you have 500W good PSU you will have room for future upgrade m 0 l Related resources Cheap Home Office Build Under 500$ - Forum New Build - Home Svr + light Photoshop use < £500 - Forum New Budget System build under $500 - Forum Windows Home Server Build (Under 500) - Forum mini itx build with cooler master elite 110 new case under $500 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer admbautista January 11, 2013 2:14:12 AM With that budget, I'll go with something like this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wY4R m 0 l AMD Radeon a b C Monitor January 11, 2013 2:17:53 AM ^ dude... he said about very light gaming and buying OS m 0 l admbautista January 11, 2013 2:31:09 AM then I'll go with this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wYhF, Its his pref if he would go with a gpu or not to save money. and hoping that he can salvage a optical drive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources nOOb - Home Theater PC 1st Build under $500 Forum SolvedThoughts on my selection of new build? ($500, HTPC and home desktop) Forum Solved Under $1,500 Gaming PcPlease help me with a new build I want to make. Forum SolvedHome Theater PC under $500 Forum New Build Under $500 Forum New build under $500 Forum Need build advice for new $1,500 Home Server! Thanks!!! Forum New build advice under 550 home office ACAD Forum New build Under £500 Forum New build (need to stay under $500) Forum New build for under $500 Forum New (partial) Build under $500 Forum New gaming pc build (under 500 intel) Forum New under £500 build Forum New Build, What is keepable and what should i get? under 500, Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !