500$ MAX build, needs gaming capabilities!

Jake Skinner

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THIS BUILD CAN NOT GO OVER 500$




Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend or next.

Budget Range: 500$ no higher.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (LoL, SC2, Maple, WoW, Valve games, etc)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: America

Parts Preferences: I don't care, I just need a functional PC.

Overclocking: Probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: Highly unlikely

Monitor Resolution: Functional for gaming

Additional Comments: As long as I can game on at least medium settings I'll be fine, I want upgrading capabilities as well.

I don't have a monitor or operating system. (Win7)
 

guerrero

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So $300 since Win 7 cost $100 and a cheap Monitor cost $100
 

ShrewdMood

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Here is what I was able to do (prices include mail-in rebate & shipping):

CPU: Intel G530 -- $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

Motherboard: H61 -- $24.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135288

RAM: G. Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 -- $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231421

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB -- $69.99
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6570 -- $39.99 ($25 mail-in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150543

Case: RAIDMAX Simplex ATX-618B Mid Tower -- $29.99 ($30 mail-in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156253

PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W 80 Plus Bronze -- $48.98
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner -- $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Monitor: Acer 20" 1600x900 -- $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009314

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit -- $96.48
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

TOTAL: $498.41

Had to link to Amazon for the OS to keep the total cost under $500.

EDIT: You should take advantage of the Hard Drive & Optical Drive combo dudewithbow posted:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.936991
 

guerrero

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Yours is better then mine haha lol
 

Jake Skinner

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This is my first build and I don't have a power cord for the power supply. . .

Is there any other power supply with the same performance for around that price?
 

guerrero

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You can find some on Newegg
 

dudewitbow

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ill take on this challenge brb

Rosewill FBM-01 2 Fan Micro-atx case 30$
Acer 18.5" monitor 80$
Corsair Builder series 430w 45$
G.skill NS 2x2gb 23$
WD caviar Blue 500gb +asus Drive 80$
Pentium G620 2.6 ghz + ECS H61 mobo 110$

total: 381.61 (351.61 if you apply for the rebates)

Amazons Home Premium win 7 96.48

total: 478.09$ (428.09$ after rebate)

the only thing im missing is a gpu. i give you the option to pick a gpu, before or after you get your rebate money back. if you get the rebate money, get a radeon 6670. if not, hold off on buying a gpu and use the pentium g620's integrated graphics for a short amount of time till you can afford a decent one


if you want to be a real stickler on budget, but a refurbished/used HDD/Monitor and gamble the heck that it works. its much cheaper
 

guerrero

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Theyre all compatible. Are you using a desktop right now?
 

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