YounGMessiah, on 26 February 2013 - 06:42, said:
Honestly if you're looking for the best GPU $500 will barely cover it, if cover it all..
Blu-Ray burners run about $100
i5 will cost you alone like 180ish and higher
SSDs are nice, but expensive and not as much space..
Realistically your best bet for CPU is an AMD for th emoney you have
Edit: honestly I would suggest getting the FX-8150, then saving up for the GPU or vice versa.. get the GPU first then the CPU
I said best GPU I could afford, not best GPU out there.
I'm not one to buy parts individually. By the time I get the massive GPU I want the other components I've bought would likely have gone down in price. So I try to cherry pick all at once. I do however build barebones sometimes just to get a deal on CPU, mobo and GPU then reuse other parts I have or wait for sales on Blu-ray drives, etc.
Kelxin, on 26 February 2013 - 06:48, said:
While everyone is contemplating the Gaming / Mediacenter build for $500, can someone find me a brand new racing car for under $10k?
You know your post did nothing for this conversation so I'll just leave it at that.
Seeing as how lifehacker posted up a media center build for under $500 a few months ago I thought maybe someone would have a more up to date option.