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Decent Gaming for $500?

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Hi! First post!

So I am building a computer for educational purposes, and plan on making this for typical home use and games. Although it's not top of the line parts, I think this will be able to handle most games these days. I plan on installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Heres the list, any suggestions or upgrades that may be cheaper then what I've listed?

Case - Apevia $90

Motherboard - Gigabyte ATX AMD $90

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8ghz

Heatsink & Fan - Masscool $12

Ram- GSkill 2 gb $53

Video Card - Radeon HD 4650 $53

HD - Seagate 7200rpm 250gb $47

Sound Card - PPA Int'l $14

CD Drive - Samsung CD/DVD RW $20
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Hi and welcome.

It's looking pretty good, just a couple of thoughts:
  • Don't bother with the sound card, the Gigabyte onboard audio is very good.
  • I wouldn't use the PSU that comes with the case. You could try looking for a cheaper case and getting a decent PSU. A great case for the money. A much better quality PSU.
  • Also you might want a processor from their newer range, such as this - already comes with a heatsink/fan.
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