Hello, I have a budget of about $500 and I want to build a PC that can run games like Skyrim and Battlefield 3 on pretty good settings. Any help? I already have a 400 GB HDD and a 37 inch monitor, I just need the remaining parts. Thanks
Biostar TZ77B + free 2x4 gb corsair ram you may think im weird for recommending a z77 board, but its because it comes with free ram. a 110$ board with free ram is a slightly better investment vs a 70$ board with 40$ ram
Nice find, dudewitbow!
Replace the mobo & RAM in the build I suggested with that. Should put you right at $500
I normally wouldn't recommend a Biostar board, but this is a little too good of a deal to pass up. Trading slightly longer CAS latency RAM for a Z77 is a serious win in this budget. Full ATX will give you a cooler running system, and you have more expandability options, not to mention overclocking support if you decide to upgrade the CPU later to something multiplier-unlocked.
biostar isnt bad perse, its just less used. What biostar needs to work a bit more on is software, as the quality of parts is pretty good.(the TZ77XE3 and the Asrock Extreme4 are similar in use, I believe the XE3 has better quality hardware, while the Extreme4 has better software, which helps it overclock better generally)