New home build under $500

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
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  1. 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)
  2. ^ you have 500W good PSU

    you will have room for future upgrade :)
  3. With that budget, I'll go with something like this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wY4R
  4. ^ dude... he said about very light gaming and buying OS
  5. 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.
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