Budget Build 500~600$

Building a new system? Need help choosing between parts? Then step in and let our trained gerbils assist you.

Moderator: JustAnEngineer

Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:17 am

hello

my friend wants to build budget PC, I'm not sure setup I found is optimal, I was wondering if you could give me some advice's.
He wants CPU, GPU, MB, Power Supply and Case for something around 500$(max 600$)
Ordering all from Amazon, (neweggs not an option sadly ;/)

this is setup I have chosen
CPU
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-1090T- ... 747&sr=8-2
MB
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-M4A87TD-EVO- ... 953&sr=1-3
PS
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusias ... 003&sr=1-1
GPU
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-PCI-Express- ... 124&sr=1-1
and case around 50$

thx in advance
-hellwalker
I5 2500k GTX 560 TI Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Asus P8H67-M PRO
hellwalker
Gerbil
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:39 am

Re: Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:18 am

Can you order from http://www.directron.com ?


You'll want a Socket-AM3+ motherboard for compatibility with Bulldozer processors.
$100 Asus M5A97
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Socket-Cross ... 0058G65UU/

Since we know that Bulldozer is coming very soon, you probably don't want to spend $170 for a Thuban processor this week. Consider a less expensive Athlon II X3 455 or a Phenom II X4 955 as a placeholder if you cannot wait until Bulldozer appears.

Add 2x4 GiB of PC3-12800 memory.

There's no reason to spend that much on an old GeForce GTX460 when you can get a GeForce GTX560/GTX560Ti or a Radeon HD6850/HD6870.

The 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a good hard-drive for $60.

A combination Blu-ray reader / DVD burner drive is a good choice for another $60.

Take a look at the Antec Three Hundred case.

That's a good price on the Corsair TX650 power supply.

You'll want Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM.
i7-4770K, H70, Gryphon Z87, 16 GiB, R9-290, SSD, 2 HD, Blu-ray, SB ZX, TJ08-E, SS-660XP², 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15379
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:08 pm

hey
thanks for the suggestions.

Info on Bulldozers seems to be a little vague, Release date mostly pricing info looks promising.
I guess its worth the wait if it'll come out in 1~3 weeks from now.
I5 2500k GTX 560 TI Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Asus P8H67-M PRO
hellwalker
Gerbil
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:39 am

Re: Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:15 pm

What is your friend going to use this computer for? Gaming? If it's just web browsing/word processing etc, you can get by with a much cheaper system.
i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-m, Asus GTX660 TOP, 120 GB Vertex 3 Max IOPS, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 8GB G-Skill @1.25V, Silverstone PS07B
DPete27
Gerbil Jedi
Silver subscriber
 
 
Posts: 1632
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:50 pm
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Re: Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:37 am

yes gaming too, and some 3d work.
so he needs best performance he can get with this money range.
I5 2500k GTX 560 TI Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Asus P8H67-M PRO
hellwalker
Gerbil
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:39 am

Re: Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:51 am

Have you checked out the System Guide? The Econobox could give you some ideas.
i7-4770K, H70, Gryphon Z87, 16 GiB, R9-290, SSD, 2 HD, Blu-ray, SB ZX, TJ08-E, SS-660XP², 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15379
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: Budget Build 500~600$

Postposted on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:00 am

AMD socket-AM3+:
$91¼ Asus M5A97 socket-AM3+ ATX motherboard
$113 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition quad-core 3.2 GHz socket-AM3 processor
or $80 AMD Athlon II X3 455 triple-core 3.3 GHz socket-AM3 processor

or Intel LGA1155:
$115 Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 micro-ATX LGA1155 motherboard
$140 Intel Core i3-2120 dual-core 3.3 GHz LGA1155 processor

Common components:
$0 stock HSF
or $25 CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
or $38½ CoolerMaster GeminII S
$44 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 Kingston (DDR3-1600, CAS 9, 1.5 V) memory
or $50 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 Corsair Vengeance (DDR3-1600, CAS 9, 1.5 V) memory
$170 XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB graphics card
or $145 HIS Radeon HD6850 1GB
or $190 EVGA GeForce GTX560 1024MB
$0 Integrated audio
$60 1 TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 hard-drive
$55 LG BD-ROM/DVD-RW
$45 Corsair CX430 V2 ATX power supply
$40 NZXT Source 210 ATX case
$100 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
=======
$724 Total

Does your friend need keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers or UPS?
$12 Logitech K120 USB keyboard
$17¼ Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
or $25 Logitech Wireless Mouse M505
$232 HP ZR22w 21½" 1920x1080 IPS LCD monitor
$37 Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 2.1-channel speakers
i7-4770K, H70, Gryphon Z87, 16 GiB, R9-290, SSD, 2 HD, Blu-ray, SB ZX, TJ08-E, SS-660XP², 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15379
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie


Return to System Builders Anonymous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests