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Old 12-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default $500 Build

Hello all,

First of all, I'm new here, so I apologize in advance if I'm breaking any forum norms, I know how annoying that can be.

I'm trying to build a machine with a budget of $500. I will mostly be using it for lightweight activities (MS-VS mostly) and light gaming. Obviously I only need the box, no peripherals/monitors/etc. I'd like it to be able to power at least 2 monitors.

This is my first actual build (though I am familiar with computer components), so I'm not sure where to start? Should I pick a CPU and then build the rest of the box around that? If so, can someone please recommend me a starting point (CPU) for this build, or tell me it's not possible to build under this budget? If not, could you please point me in the right direction to start?

Thanks in advance

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Old 12-26-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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what monitor do you have already?

Cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103702
Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186168
ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226095
HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148395
Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133094
GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261079
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017
OD drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136216

total $558 w/o promo codes
total with code $493

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Old 12-26-2010, 01:06 PM   #3
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Hanns-G..not sure of the model, my monitor is at school and I am not.

That's an awesome build, thanks a bunch.
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