Under $500, media, No Gaming Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 13, 2013 7:20 PM in Systems Share hlpnd January 13, 2013 6:25:28 PM Ok, so in order to make things easier I want to follow the rules: here I go. Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: in the next month or two Budget Range: hopefully no more than $500 System Usage from Most to Least Important: downloading and streaming movies, running photoshop, and other similar programs for my design and photography work Are you buying a monitor: I may buy a larger one in the future so I would like to be able to run dual monitors, one being my TV to watch movies while I work Do you need to buy OS: No Location: New York City Parts Preferences: I like the Prodigy Mini-ITX Overclocking: Maybe but I dont think I need this for what I will be using it for will I? SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe Additional Comments: The quieter the better And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Tired of working off of my laptop all the time, want something new and powerful. More about : 500 media gaming newcdn January 13, 2013 7:03:31 PM http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xqus Monitor not included. m 0 l hlpnd January 13, 2013 7:17:37 PM newcdn said:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xqus Monitor not included. Is there a reason that I shouldnt use the Prodigy case? I'm very partial to it for its size and it looks pretty nice m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer properbuilds January 13, 2013 7:20:21 PM Hi, if this is not for gaming, you don't need the discrete card, the i3-3225 has the intel hd 4000 graphics, it suits you, it has a good mini tower case. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Total: $394.93 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) If you must include the bitfenix case, you have to spend more on the mobo : PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Total: $459.93 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest Stream Media PC to TV under $500? Forum Help me build a budget Media PC under $500 Forum SolvedI would like to build a computer with a budget around 400 to 500 pounds for gaming and media. Any recommendation on what parts Forum SolvedUnder $900 New Gaming / Media Processing System (with a few old parts) Forum SolvedLooking for a "gaming" laptop under $500 Forum SolvedGaming PC For BF4 under 500$ Forum SolvedIs it possible to build a gaming PC under $500? Forum SolvedBest gaming pc build under £500 with AMD FX 8350 (that runs cool) Forum SolvedBudget gaming pc under 500$-600$ Forum SolvedCheap Gaming PC Build under 500$ Forum SolvedI want to make a gaming desktop under $500 Forum SolvedBest gaming/media keyboard under $50 Forum SolvedGaming PC for under £500-£600? Forum SolvedBest Gaming PC for Under 500$ Forum SolvedGaming PC That Can Run BF4 and DayZ For under $500 AUS Forum SolvedGaming Computer That Can Run Battlefield and DayZ For Under $500 Forum Solvedneed a gaming PC configuration(i3 and 500gb is enough) with peripherals under 700 dollars Forum Sub $500 Media center/ mid gaming build? Forum SolvedBest Motherboard/cpu Under $500 for gaming Forum SolvedGaming pc for under 500£ with OS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !