New build (need to stay under $500)


Aug 13, 2012
Hi, I was wondering if this all looked ok and works together. Thanks for any help :) On a budget and this stayed under where i needed it to be. (under 500). It all came out to 479$. This is mostly for gaming, wow, skyrim etc

Approximate Purchase Date: nowish

Budget Range: 500$ total

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - NYC area

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Intel Cpu

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not currently

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280X1024

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Because current PC is with a new graphics card.

What i have picked out:

Motherboard :
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

power supply:
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

GPU (already have it)
XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard drive: (cant get ssd need extra space)
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $434.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 12:02 EST-0500)

Basically, I got you a 650w power supply because it would be better if you plan to make a new build in the next 3 years and also it's on sale and better than the rest by a mile.