- Z77 over H61 mobo if any way possible.
- 2 TB HDD is only slightly more than a 1 TB HDD.
- As rico states, $500 gaming rig is doable, but you run in to a lot of compromises that start to lessen at $700-800.
- Read some MaxPC articles on builds to get you acquainted on parts and DIY.
Did you read the recent MaxPC article that included a $600 build?http://www.maximumpc.com/article/featur ... ember_2012
Please build me a computer in the range of 500.00 to 600.00
The cmputer does not have to be top of the line but not the bottom of the barrel.
1.I want the computer to run online games smoothly
2. I want a dvd player/ burner
3. A hard drive that will handle d loading games
4. Memory that will take the online games well
5. Video card that will do the same as memory.
6. I like to have a I5 but not a must
7. A mother board that will handle all this and also has slot to upgrade when needed.
8 power supply that will work well
9. I cheap case and any fans that are needed.
10. A cheap audio card
11. eThernet card
I do not want anything intergraded. if one thing goes out then I want to be able to replace that one part., not the part that is intergraded and the part that went out.
I do not need a monitor or windows I already have that
Although I think I can do "better" than that build, and though I am more than willing to assist in any way I am able, you do realize you have to do some of the work yourself too right?
Again, a $500-600 build will not get you an i5-3570K CPU because it costs over $200 by itself. A decent Z77 mobo is about $100. And usually the most expensive part of a gaming build is the GPU, which can cost anywhere from $100 to $1000. That is why when starting a new build, though a budget is crucial, what you want to do with the build is as important. For example, if you state that your budget is $500, but you want to play BF3 at 1080 resolution with max settings at 60 FPS, I would reply that you need to increase your budget or decrease your expectations.
So in your case, both rico and I have suggested you increase your budget because you implied you wanted an above-average rig. However, please realize that a $500-600 budget is lower than the cost of above-average parts. If you increase your budget, your build will perform better and will last longer (will taker longer to become obsolete and will be more "upgradeable"). Another option is to reduce your expectations on what your build can do (for example, you can get the basics of a good build now and save up for a better GPU later). Yet another option is to buy parts used. That option is obviously risky, but hey what do you expect?
That said, you posted again for a max $600 build, so here goes:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ihq8
Imho, this build is a budget, "starter" build that you can game on now at medium settings on newer games. Parts are selected with the idea of upgrades in the not-too-distant future. Reasoning for selected parts:
- Although an i5-3570K is only about $100 more than my selected i3, imho if you had more $, it should go elsewhere for now. You can always get the i5 later.
- The ASRock mobo can last an upgrade or two, so spend the $100 on it now.
- The 2 TB HDD is an arguable sweet spot for the cost/storage.
- An SSD is too costly to put in a $600 build. However, if you really want one for your OS, you might have to settle for older tech like this Vertex Plus R2
for $30 after rebate or purchase used.
- The Radeon HD 7770 is a decent mid-range card right now. You can game on it at medium settings and when the time comes, upgrade.
- The 430 watt Corsair PSU I selected was selected because it is on sale at $25 after rebate. It may or may not carry over when you upgrade your GPU (depending on the GPU of course). But again, it's only $25 after rebate. Otherwise, if you are certain you will upgrade the GPU in the near future, spend about $50 for a decent 500+ watt PSU.
Also, if you are able to purchase at a Micro Center before the end of this month, you can probably get an i5-3570K and Z77 mobo for about the same cost as the i3 and mobo I selected. You have to figure the sales tax, gas, time, etc.
Also, fans and HSF? Use what's included and use the stock HSF. AT $600 you can't afford to spend like 4% of your budget on one performance fan. With this build as-is, you won't/can't overclock anyway.
Someone else comment?