Is this the best $500 Gaming pc i can get ?

hameem 1

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case: Sunbeam EVO IC-EVO-BK mid tower = $30

CPU: phenom ii x4 945 + CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 COMPO = $152

graphic card: sapphire HD 6870 = $175

burner: ASUS 24x + seagate 500G COMPO = $60

motherboard: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 + Patriot Gamer 2_ 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333 COMPO = $75

----all = $492----

1- is every thing is compatible ?
2- is there any better improves i can do ?
3- is this the best $500 gaming PC i can get ?
 
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Well...there isn't honestly much to reply on, looks decent for your budget, go for it. Everything is compatible with each other and the parts you good. Just make sure you do it soon before the combos are gone and you have to rethink it all.

computernugget

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well toms is about to release an updated $500 system soon. which might or might not be that different from the old one they posted.

the system you posted is good, but with bulldozer around the corner i think its best to wait.
 

slcmike

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Looks like a good deal for the $$$. I think the cpu/psu combo isnt that great just because its only a 500W psu but if you dont plan on SLI or dozer then its fine.

- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $119 - $15 = $104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
With promo code you get another $15 off right now!

- Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W $89.99 - $20 - $20 = $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044
Good time to get this one! $20 instant and $20 MIR

...these 2 parts are only $153.99 after rebates! $1.99 more then your combo but its a slightly better cpu and a bigger psu for future upgrades.

It looks ok for your budget as you have it though, just my 2cents.
 

slcmike

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Well...there isn't honestly much to reply on, looks decent for your budget, go for it. Everything is compatible with each other and the parts you good. Just make sure you do it soon before the combos are gone and you have to rethink it all.
 
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