$500 Budget Gaming/ Video Editing Pc

happy4154

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Hi,
This is my first time building a pc, so i don't know to much.

Approximate Purchase Date: September-October

Budget Range: $500 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, moderate gaming, watching movie (blu ray if possible), surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Tigerdirect (Which ever one is cheaper)

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 2500k (if possible, if not any sufficient processor is fine), Asus motherboard.

Overclocking: Maybe (in the future)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (in the future)

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Thank you!
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There is no way to build a system including a 2500K at that price

There is no point using a blu-ray drive when you monitor resolution is lower than blu-ray resolution

But you may be able to build a system based on an H61 motherboard and including a i5 2400 , and 8 gig of RAM if you keep to a 80-$90 graphics card .
 

kaweee

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AMD 6 Core build(Relies heavily on rebate to stay under $500)
Should be a great gaming build at that resolution

CPU:AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851

Motherboard:BIOSTAR A870U3 AM3 AMD 870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318

PSU:Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-400 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371046

RAM:G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

GPU:XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150551

Case:Xigmatek ASGARD II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815006

HDD:HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299

DVD:LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Total:$475.92 After Rebates


If you are willing to pay more than $500, I would go for a better motherboard

 

z_4

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With that budget you can get a good system for gaming but i5 2500K is not possible, the system building marathon for $500 is a good place to start. Based on those here a recommendation with combos to give you the best bang for buck:

Case: $30-Xigmatek Asguard II

Motherboard: $60- Biostar 870U3 (Good one with USB 3.0 & SATA 6GB/s support)

GPU: $170- Sapphire Radeon 6870 (More than sufficient for your gaming needs)

RAM: $26- Mushkin Enhanced Essential

Optical Drive & HDD: $67- Asus DRW & Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSU & CPU: $158- Corsair Builder Series CX500 & MD Phenom X2 955 BE (Decent Power supply & a good overclocking CPU)

Total(Excluding Rebates): 511 USD

Rebates: 60 USD

If you are inclined towards Intel build , you may look into i3 2100 and a supporting mobo. But going the intel way you will have to sacrifice overclocking.