BUILD $500 BUDGET (already have the GPU) Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: February 18, 2013 11:38 PM in Systems Share wedeals2 February 18, 2013 6:59:54 PM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 1-7days Budget Range: $500. Can pull to $550 if needed. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web/movies. Are you buying a monitor: Yes(!) Parts to Upgrade: new build Do you need to buy OS: Nope Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Location: New York USA Parts Preferences: more comfortable with intel, though would try a build with amd (FX-6300 or i5 sounds good ) Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: Planning to buy one with 1920 x 1080. Want it to be 23in + Additional Comments: Currently playing WOW, planning to play Skyrim and other games. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 2.2years of g73jh-a. Tired of looking at small screen and I want desktop performance. ** I HAVE 560GTX / 660GTX. (got it from one of my friends, ) so I want a build that can match this GPU. Thank you guys! More about : build 500 budget gpu pete123edgar February 18, 2013 7:32:25 PM Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio Intel i5-3570 non ref K version XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze Kingston HyperX Blu Black Series 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard Samsung SH-224BB 24X SATA DVD Writer Black Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM I don't know whether you said include monitor in the build but this is without the monitor around $520 on us.ncix.ca Pretty good to be honest, and you can upgrade easily. drunkducki February 18, 2013 8:34:25 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.55 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon) Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($140.99 @ Amazon) Total: $539.32 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 17:34 EST-0500) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cutebeans February 18, 2013 11:38:20 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.54 @ Amazon) Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg) Total: $540.27 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 20:37 EST-0500) The FX-6300 is more futureproof because of the 6 cores. It might have been a different story before but now more games are utilizing more than 2 cores. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources [New Build ] $1, 500 budget , with specs already . Appraise and Advise Forum Budget gaming build for $550 ( already have case) Forum Very tight $300-$400 budget (bought an i7 3770K already to go with it) Forum $ 500 GPU Budget Forum Advice, new gaming build ( budget around $ 500 , have GPU , HDD) Forum 500 $ gaming PC, already have some parts Forum $600-800 budget build advice, already have PSU/ GPU Forum New Budget Build US $ 500 -650 Forum Need $ 500 Budget Gaming PC (Need CPU/MOBO, GPU , RAM) Forum Advice on gaming build through AVA Direct, $2, 500 budget Forum $ 500 Budget new build Forum New Build - $1, 500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts? Forum Hi all. Budget $ 500 Gaming Build (my first). Review before I purchase? Forum Budget Gaming PC: $ 500 -$700 w/o GPU Forum Looking for a low budget gaming system, already have a monitor Forum $ 500 Budget Gaming Build Forum CPU Temps Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !