It's been about seven months since you last posted your non-APU-based $500 Gaming PC video.
Since then, new hardware has been released, RAM prices have gone up, and new 955/965 CPUs are becoming more difficult to find.
That said, what would your updated non-APU-based $500 gaming PC build look like?
here is my try at it: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HIxR
What do you think?
This might work a bit better in games.
Newegg has the FX-6300 for $119.99 and you get a $20 giftcard with purchase until 9/30.
Might as well have a FX-6300 and a 7850: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HJR2
I know its breaking the rules but I'm sure you could bum $31.92 for your system to be slightly more future proof. I have 7950s in crossfire and they are awesome!
I appreciate the responses.
As of this post, Logan has recently released a $450 APU-based KYC (Kill Your Console) build. He stated that he would be making a $600 build, and I'm interested in what that will look like.
There one that is actually $500 before rebates and other junk
This is similar to what I had in mind. With the 955/965 phasing out, I was looking for a worthy successor. It appears that the 750k may be the answer.
However, I think that it would probably be worth pushing up to $600 to include the FX-6300, and I'm wondering if Logan's $600 build, if it does come out, would include it.