500 dollar build help Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 4, 2013 5:21 PM in Systems Share clipso February 4, 2013 5:14:35 PM Is this solid for 500? Any room for improvement or way to cut a little cost without sacrificing any performance? Will this run most games on medium settings in 720p Resolution? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg) Total: $484.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) More about : 500 dollar build zared619 February 4, 2013 5:21:19 PM That looks like a great budget build. The 7850 will probably max out games at 720p. I recommend trying to get an extra $30 and get a 212 EVO cpu cooler. The stock cooler on the 965 is pretty loud. If you get a cpu cooler, you need low profile RAM like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Other than that, you should be set. If you have any questions, just ask. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum500 to 600 dollar first time build Forum500 dollar build challenge! Forum500 -700 Dollar Build - Development/Modeling Forum500 -600 dollar Starcraft 2 Build Forum$400-$ 500 dollar build with gaming in mind (monitor not included) Forum500 -700 dollar build ForumNew $ 500 dollar build for multitasking! Forum$~ 500 Dollar Build , Any More Suggestions? Forum500 Dollar i7 Build ForumDecent Gaming Computer with 500 dollar price range? ForumNeed Spec's for around $ 500 dollar build Forum1000 dollar pc build help ! Forum500 -700 dollar gaming PC Forum$ 500 dollar gaming computer help ! ForumNew to building ($1,000 budget) Forum~$850 - New Build Sanity Check ForumComputer Build Question ForumFirst Build In Ages ForumMy first pc build Forum[Help] First build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !