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Gaming pc for $500

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Greetings!

 

First, thank you very much for clicking on this topic!

 

I would like to build a new rig, with a budget of 500 dollars.

 

Mostly, I will be using it for gaming, but not the newest games on the highest settings, just Dota 2, and some Call of Duty games.

 

 

I have only a few requirements, but if the budget allows to have one part to be better than the other for a trade-off, they aren't so strict.

 

I have used Asus motherboards for the past 7 years, I am pretty okay with their products.

 

I prefer Intel over AMD, when it comes to processors.

 

If it's available, I would like to have an nVidia GPU, but if an AMD equivalent is more of a bang for the buck, I can go with that.

 

The case doesn't need to be a high-end one, with leds and filters. A basic case will do the job for me, I'm not planning it to be on the top of my desk.

 

 

 

I was planning on the ASUS H97-PLUS motherboard, and a GTX750TI (maybe the OC version, if you recommend it)

 

Thank you for help in advance, I appreciate it.

 

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I know you prefer Intel over AMD, but with such a budget build, get AMD. please.


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What kind of dollars?

USD probably


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yes, USD, but I don't live in the States, I live in Hungary, so that isn't relevant to everyone. It's around 120000 Hungarian Forints.

 

But I suppose we could do 600 USD.

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I agree with @Tro get an amd cpu when your on a budget


CPU: i5 25000 3.3 GHz             Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V-LK          Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB           Display: Samsung SD24 24" 1080p          

GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC 2 GB     Sound: Razer Kraken pro                            PSU: Rosewill 630 watt                    Storage 1: 128 GB Adata XPG SX900 SSD

Case: Rosewill Challenger       CPU Cooler: Corsair h80i                    Mouse: Corsair M65                                   Storage 2: Seagate 2 TB HDD

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@Alexkiss21 I know it is just over the $600 budget but I think the extra for the SSD is worth it.

 


 

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($109.98 @ OutletPC) 


Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 

Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($76.50 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 


Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($161.98 @ Newegg) 


Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 

Total: $624.51

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($109.99 @ NCIX US) 

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 V2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($55.99 @ Mwave) 



Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ NCIX US) 

Total: $497.92

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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My current rig for entertainment/gaming: i5 4570 3,2GHz; MSI B85M-E45; ZOTAC GTX760 AMP!; 8GB (2x4GB) by Kingston; Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm; Corsair 200R, Corsair VS650; Dell U2312HM, Samsung DVD R/W optical drive; CM Devastator; Corsair MM400 gaming pad

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($109.98 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($76.50 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($161.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $624.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Get that bloody SSD out of there, you can get more performance for the price of that SSD.


RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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GET THAT BLOODY SSD OUT OF THERE! YOU CAN GET MORE PERFORMANCE FOR THE PRICE OF THAT SSD!!!!!

As I said in my edit, it's not needed but man do they make life just that much faster. But I do agree if you want more GPU horse power then remove the SSD.

 

Edit: Also the caps is not needed.


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Greetings!

 

First, thank you very much for clicking on this topic!

 

I would like to build a new rig, with a budget of 500 dollars.

 

Mostly, I will be using it for gaming, but not the newest games on the highest settings, just Dota 2, and some Call of Duty games.

 

 

I have only a few requirements, but if the budget allows to have one part to be better than the other for a trade-off, they aren't so strict.

 

I have used Asus motherboards for the past 7 years, I am pretty okay with their products.

 

I prefer Intel over AMD, when it comes to processors.

 

If it's available, I would like to have an nVidia GPU, but if an AMD equivalent is more of a bang for the buck, I can go with that.

 

The case doesn't need to be a high-end one, with leds and filters. A basic case will do the job for me, I'm not planning it to be on the top of my desk.

 

 

 

I was planning on the ASUS H97-PLUS motherboard, and a GTX750TI (maybe the OC version, if you recommend it)

 

Thank you for help in advance, I appreciate it.

In that much of a tight budget, Intel is not a really good choice. The H97-Plus motherboard itself is 100USD, so I wouldn't recommend it for a tight budget like this. Here's what I put together, the R9 270 will pretty much outperform the 750Ti in every category (except heat, but the R9 270 isn't a super hot card to begin with).

 

 
Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($72.98 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card  ($169.99 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($39.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $526.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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That's a total of 125,754 Hungarian Forint. It's slightly over your budget, but will perform better than an i3 + 750Ti Combo in GAMES.

Intel Core i7-5820K (4.4 GHz) | Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB  | 2x 360mm Custom Loop (Noctua iPPC) | ASRock X99 Extreme6 | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | Fractal Design Define S | Corsair HX750 | Windows 10 | Corsair M65 RGB PRO | Corsair K70 RGB LUX (CherryMX Brown) | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro & Creative Sound Blaster Z | Nexus 6P (32GB Aluminium) | Check out my setup: Project Kalte Here!

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($109.99 @ NCIX US) 
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 V2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($55.99 @ Mwave) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $497.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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no power supply?


CPU: i5 25000 3.3 GHz             Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V-LK          Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB           Display: Samsung SD24 24" 1080p          

GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC 2 GB     Sound: Razer Kraken pro                            PSU: Rosewill 630 watt                    Storage 1: 128 GB Adata XPG SX900 SSD

Case: Rosewill Challenger       CPU Cooler: Corsair h80i                    Mouse: Corsair M65                                   Storage 2: Seagate 2 TB HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you very much for everyone!

 

I have never used AMD products in my rig before, but if you say it's good for the job, why not try something new!

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That's a total of 125,754 Hungarian Forint. It's slightly over your budget, but will perform better than an i3 + 750Ti Combo in GAMES.

The athlon does not even come close to I3 performance in games and the R9 270 is stronger than the 750Ti


RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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-build-

 

You want to use BBCode when posting PPP links. It will look a lot cleaner then the standard one. 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI)  ($998.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI)  ($998.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI)  ($998.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $2996.97

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 10:12 EDT-0400

 

 

As for the build itself, I highly suggest to give us a few online retailers that you can use, so we can have a look around to see what is the best for the money. Prices are different  around the world.

 

I often suggest the cheapest RAM, SSD, HDD, PSU and Case that I can find that I know off isn't complete garbage.

CPU, Motherboard and GPU depend on the budget. 


NZXT Phantom windowed, Asus Z77 Sabertooth, Intel 2600K, Noctua NH-D14, EVGA 780 Classified, Crucial Ballistic Tactical, Crucial M4 128GB + Samsung 850 EVO, Corsair RM850, Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Peripherals: Sennheiser HD598, FinalMouse Classic, SteelSeries Qck Heavy, Ducky Shine Zero (MX Brown), AOC G2460PF & Qnix QX2710

Build Log: Phantom - Antique Noctua

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh, I didn't want to do that for you, beacuse it will be a pain in the ass for you do do the converting every single time...

But here you go: 

 

http://ipon.hu/

 

I don't want to use webshops, I apologise. But this shop is pretty cheap compared to other shops.

 

1 EUR: 314HUF

1 USD: 240HUF

1 GBP 398HUF

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bszBzy

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bszBzy/by_merchant/

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($109.99 @ NCIX US) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($87.99 @ Amazon) 

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: Thermaltake Urban S1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($39.26 @ NCIX US) 

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($19.98 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $616.18

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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Main Rig - Case: Corsair 200R   Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-GAMING-K3  CPU: Intel i5 7600 RAM: Corsair H55 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3000MHz SSD: Crucial MX500 1 TB 

HDD: 2TB WD Green  GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Windforce  PSU: Corsair CX 600W  

HTPC - Case: CiT MTX-007B   Motherboard: Biostar H61MGV3, CPU: Intel i5 2400  RAM: Patriot 4GB 1333MHz SSD: 240GB Toshiba SSD PSU: 180W CIT (Came with case)

Corsair 200R Front Bezel Mod

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Posted · Original PosterOP

On the left navigate to the "Számítógép Komponens" (PC components) and select:

Alaplap = motherboard

Processzor = Processor

Videókártya = Graphics card

Memória = Memory

Merevlemez = Harddrive

Tápegység = PSU

Ház = Case

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no power supply?

Oops, maybe some 500W 80+ bronze certified PSU from corsair or evga will do


My current rig for entertainment/gaming: i5 4570 3,2GHz; MSI B85M-E45; ZOTAC GTX760 AMP!; 8GB (2x4GB) by Kingston; Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm; Corsair 200R, Corsair VS650; Dell U2312HM, Samsung DVD R/W optical drive; CM Devastator; Corsair MM400 gaming pad

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The athlon does not even come close to I3 performance in games and the R9 270 is stronger than the 750Ti

Yes, I know the R9 270 is stronger than the 750Ti. I worded that wrong. I didn't want to compared the 760K and the i3 directly, just the CPU + GPU combo on games.


Intel Core i7-5820K (4.4 GHz) | Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB  | 2x 360mm Custom Loop (Noctua iPPC) | ASRock X99 Extreme6 | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | Fractal Design Define S | Corsair HX750 | Windows 10 | Corsair M65 RGB PRO | Corsair K70 RGB LUX (CherryMX Brown) | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro & Creative Sound Blaster Z | Nexus 6P (32GB Aluminium) | Check out my setup: Project Kalte Here!

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Yes, I know the R9 270 is stronger than the 750Ti. I worded that wrong. I didn't want to compared the 760K and the i3 directly, just the CPU + GPU combo on games.

The I3 + R9 270 will win over the Athlon + 750 Ti though.


RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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The I3 + R9 270 will win over the Athlon + 750 Ti though.

Yes, I know. My original point was that the 760K + R9 270 will win over the i3 + 750Ti.


Intel Core i7-5820K (4.4 GHz) | Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB  | 2x 360mm Custom Loop (Noctua iPPC) | ASRock X99 Extreme6 | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | Fractal Design Define S | Corsair HX750 | Windows 10 | Corsair M65 RGB PRO | Corsair K70 RGB LUX (CherryMX Brown) | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro & Creative Sound Blaster Z | Nexus 6P (32GB Aluminium) | Check out my setup: Project Kalte Here!

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Yes, I know. My original point was that the 760K + R9 270 will win over the i3 + 750Ti.

I3 + R9 270 will be the best combo though :P


RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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