$500 Gaming PC Build – Q3 2015 (Archived)


The parts list below is our gaming PC under $500 build which was released in Quarter 3 of 2015.  We plan on archiving all of our previous build lists as we update them so that you can always look back to see our past recommendations.

Technology advances rapidly and the market is always changing, so if you’re building a gaming PC with around $500 to spend and are looking for the best parts list to optimize your budget, then be sure to check out our most current Gaming PC build under $500.

$500 Gaming PC – Parts List for Q3, 2015

Last Updated: Q3, 2015

Component Description Price
Graphics Card 71ij1-affaL._SL1200_ EVGA GeForce GTX 950 Superclocked Check on Amazon
CPU 41Dz5TSgHuL Intel Core i3-4170 Check on Amazon
Memory 41U7Fm0SRQL Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB Check on Amazon
Motherboard 71bVkwbsoIL._SL1000_ GA-H97M-HD3 Check on Amazon
Storage 813crPtXEwL._SL1500_ 500GB Western Digital Blue HDD Check on Amazon
Case 61j-dBOA3-L._SL1200_ Antec VSK-4000E Check on Amazon
Power Supply 71Q+m2q9smL._SL1200_ EVGA 500 W1 Check on Amazon
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This $500 gaming build is an excellent setup for any first-timers to building their own gaming PC. We make the best use of your $500 budget with an i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and the superclocked GTX 950 graphics card in order to eke the most performance for gaming out at this price range.

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