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Morning Gents,

 

Trying to get a $500 build together and I need some suggestions for a decent gaming PC with upgrade possibilities down the road.

 

Not sure if I want to go AMD or Intel based processor but I do want a Quad-Core (so AMD might be the way to go to meet my budget)

 

These are the parts I am looking for

 

PSU

CPU

Mobo

Memory

Video Card

 

(I already have a case, DVD burner, monitor, sound card, key/mouse, 500gb WD Black HD)

 

I was thinking 750w PSU because I want to do SLI/CrossFire in the future

I need a Quad processor

DDR3 and two PCIx 2.0 is a must

And video cards I am open to suggestions.

 

I am a little rusty so I dont remember if AMD processor can run a Nvidia GTX card or if an Intel processor can run a ATI HD 5000 graphics card.

 

Any input would help! Thanks guys!

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First, yes, both CPU brands work with both Video Card brands. I'm not very interested in video cards, so I'll do that last.

 

This motherboard has good reviews, has all the latest bells and whistles (USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs), but not the highest chipset. Pick one of its combo deals, they're packaging USB 3.0 cables for free.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157195 ($75)

 

Great reviews DDR3 1600 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409 ($98)

 

 

Corsair 750w PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 ($110, $100 after rebate)

 

Now's where you'd have to decide what CPU and Video Card to get. There's about $200 left for them. I'd probably get a dual core and dump as much money into the video card as possible, then upgrade the CPU later. Either you're going to have to find some serious combo deals to get a quad, or start cutting elsewhere. The motherboard and RAM are pretty much as low as possible.

Edited by Darth_Tom

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First, yes, both CPU brands work with both Video Card brands. I'm not very interested in video cards, so I'll do that last.

 

This motherboard has good reviews, has all the latest bells and whistles (USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs), but not the highest chipset. Pick one of its combo deals, they're packaging USB 3.0 cables for free.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157195 ($75)

 

Great reviews DDR3 1600 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409 ($98)

 

 

Corsair 750w PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 ($110, $100 after rebate)

 

Now's where you'd have to decide what CPU and Video Card to get. There's about $200 left for them. I'd probably get a dual core and dump as much money into the video card as possible, then upgrade the CPU later. Either you're going to have to find some serious combo deals to get a quad, or start cutting elsewhere. The motherboard and RAM are pretty much as low as possible.

Thanks for the heads up, I will look at the memory and PSU but the mobo wont work, only one PCIx 2.0

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Here is a good PS that is on sale right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053

 

And here is another decent board from asrock. This one supports crossfire.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

 

Not many amd boards run sli so make sure to take that into consideration when you are choosing video cards.

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If you are willing to buy used I will sell you the mobo/cpu/memory in my sig for $300. The only reason I am getting rid of it is I won a free 1156 mobo from a contest and can't resist the upgradeitis. :)

 

 

That includes..

 

Asus P5QPro

(Its unavailable but its the same thing as this)

 

Q6600 (G0 I think)

 

4GB OCZ DDR2-800

 

Tuniq Tower 120

Edited by krazypoloc

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