Build for $500 Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Team-Fortress-2 Build Systems Product Last response: February 3, 2013 9:24 PM in Systems Share hteseth February 3, 2013 8:08:12 PM I am looking for a gaming build for $500. I would like to be able to play planetside 2, team fortress 2, and battlefield 3 on medium settings. You guys will probably say I get anything good for the money, but i am still going to try. More about : build 500 tenaciousk February 3, 2013 8:53:36 PM There is hope out there, you can get something for that. But the big questions is will you need a operating system? tenaciousk February 3, 2013 8:59:53 PM This is an example of something you could do with 500. But that dosn't have a os in the build. If we have to include one we will have to drop back on a couple things which will cut performance. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64 Pro 36.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.00 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.00 @ Amazon) Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.21 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $483.12 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 17:58 EST-0500) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tenaciousk February 3, 2013 9:24:23 PM for bang for your buck the 650 ti Out performs the 7770 as you can see in these benchmarks. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/680?vs=536 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $ 500 MAX Mini-ITX Server Build Forum Suggestions for build w/o GPU for at or under $ 500 usd Forum $ 500 Budget Build ; Able to tun Crysis 3 and BF3 Forum 300- 500 budget build ? Forum Is this a good $1, 500 gaming PC build ? Forum Good build under $ 500 ? Forum $ 500 gaming build hd 7850 amd fx 6300 Forum BUILD $ 500 BUDGET (already have the GPU) Forum $ 500 Budget for Final Fantasy Online Build Forum AMD 500 -700 build - Any Flaws? Forum AMD $ 500 Budget build Forum AMD $ 500 budget build Forum Budget Gaming Build ~ 500 $ Forum First time Build - appx $ 500 Forum $ 500 amd build . vishera, phenom? Forum Under 500 $ Rig , 2nd ever build Forum $ 500 -$600 First Time Budget Gaming Build Help Forum £ 500 Budget Build Forum NVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum $500 First Build. Is it good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !