Build the best $450-500 Dollar Media/Gaming PC

Try to keep the price down as much as possible. Just looking for some good media/gaming pc builds.

amd quad core apu, nice cheap motherboard (asus or gigabyte will do), NZXT m59 case, cooler master hyper 212, 8gb 1600mhz corsair xms3 ram, seagate barracuda 1tb 7200 rpm hdd, win 7 64 bit, random dvd drive, corsair cx 500 or cx 600.

I saw this post and right away went to PCPartPicker and made a build for you:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-TRPJR-NW-BK/450 ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $357.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 12:54 EST-0500)

The Grand Total: $357.69

You're welcome.




I did this about couple of minutes ago when i was bored. You can remove some stuff, anyway just that you know Sempron 145 is not really a single core CPU. Its actually a dual core and you can overclock it to 3.5Ghz if you have a good cooler, I did this on partpicker because I was bored and want to make a 450$ build... Heh here:

Went 8$ over but I would say this is a pretty solid build for that price: The GPU is crossfired with the APU giving you the power of a 6750.

Here is mine... Well I hope you will like it, its under 500$... 59 cents under... Heh. I think it will do the job well...

Wow a lot of great builds here thanks for the input!

for an extra $80 you could end up with something bit more powerful 7850 will destroy all the apus.

Yeah dude, combining a powerhungry phenom with a 2+1+1 phased board that has ultracheap vrms on it is a great idea...

I think this is a pretty good system