Best Gaming System you can build in 500$?

Khawaja Hassan

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So I'm 14 and my parents think its useless to spend any money on PC but I've managed to talk them into allowing me to spend 500$ on one. the thing is i have a general idea about PC parts and all that but i don't think I'm good enough to pick the best parts for 500$ gaming PC keeping bottle neck, compatibility and other issues in mind can someone please pick the parts for me? thanks. and oh i have an old pc it has an i3 (its 3210 i think.. not sure) 2 cores 4 threads 4gb ddr3 ram some basic intel mobo and and a pretty good looking case too so if theres something i can reuse to from this system let me know. and sorry is theres any mistake kinda wrote this in a hurry. thanks again.
 

Aeacus

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That's why, comparison: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-3210-vs-Intel-Pentium-G4560/m3090vs3892

If you feel that your old CPU won't bottleneck better GPU, get only better GPU (e.g GTX 1060) and 500W PSU to go with it (e.g Seasonic M12II-520 EVO) and call it a day.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($239.75 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $296.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-14 20:11 EDT-0400

 

Aeacus

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500 bucks can bring you this gaming PC:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4620 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($71.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Patriot - Signature Line 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($129.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.42 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $500.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-11 05:04 EDT-0400

Few words.

With this build, you can play high/ultra settings @ 720p with 60 FPS or medium settings @ 1080p with 40-50 FPS.

Without knowing the make and model of your fancy case, i can't tell if you can use it in place of Corsair 100R and save $48.42. You can, however, re-use your storage drives also. Provided that you re-install the OS. If you want to re-use your storage drives, you can save another $48.44 off from WD Caviar Blue 1TB HDD.
 

Khawaja Hassan

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why get a Pentium instead of re using the i3?
 

Aeacus

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That's why, comparison: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-3210-vs-Intel-Pentium-G4560/m3090vs3892

If you feel that your old CPU won't bottleneck better GPU, get only better GPU (e.g GTX 1060) and 500W PSU to go with it (e.g Seasonic M12II-520 EVO) and call it a day.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($239.75 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $296.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-14 20:11 EDT-0400

 

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