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Windows 7: Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

18 Mar 2014   #1
intelguy77

Windows XP 32bit
 
 
Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

I figured I might as well come to the experts here at SevenForums for some guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan - Newegg.com

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.


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18 Mar 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I currently use a gigabyte H87-HD3 motherboard. Its really good.
Dual bios (UEFI)
USB 3
all the bells and whistles! :P
Good value as well 67
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18 Mar 2014   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by intelguy77 View Post
Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.
The operating system. OEM ~$100.
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18 Mar 2014   #4
intelguy77

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harribo2014 View Post
I currently use a gigabyte H87-HD3 motherboard. Its really good.
Dual bios (UEFI)
USB 3
all the bells and whistles! :P
Good value as well 67
Cool mother board. Found it on Newegg. It's got mixed reviews though. What GPU are you using with that board?


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by intelguy77 View Post
Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.
The operating system. OEM ~$100.
I have the operating system already. Sorry, forgot to add that to the exclusion list.
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18 Mar 2014   #5
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

At the moment i'm just using integrated Intel HD3200 Graphics. Finished my build last week and realized i was short on money. So the GPU will have to wait until next month. But to be honest im not a big game player. And the integrated graphics are okay for me, i can play GTA on full, and Euro truck simulator!
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18 Mar 2014   #6
intelguy77

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Nice!

When you say GTA, do you mean GTA 5? Or just the first one? Is it smooth at max settings?
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18 Mar 2014   #7
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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18 Mar 2014   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Are you really picking the case first on a $500 budget?

It's what goes into it that counts. Half or more of your budget will be blown on a GPU. That leaves room for an AMD on a decent board and a good power supply. Throw in a SSD for the system and scrounge a HDD for files. What's left may buy a cheap box and can of spray paint. Set your priorities where it counts the most for your use. Glamor shouldn't be one of them.
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18 Mar 2014   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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18 Mar 2014   #10
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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