Originally Posted by xRazerxSVirusx
Looking to build a decent gaming mini rig, need help with parts, etc.
Budget: $500 (will push higher if necessary)
Already have 4 GB DDR2 Ram.
Trust me on this you don't want to spend money on a ddr2 based system ion this time and age, you're better off selling the ram you have and building a system that uses ddr3.
Something like an APU based system would be great for the price, or if you want to stretch it a bit you could grab an h77/h87 motherboard and couple it with an i3 and an entry level gpu for better performance/upgrade-ability.
Generally an matx system would cost you less and be more upgradeable, but it is up to you wither you want the smaller form factor or longer life-span. If you don't plan on installing other expansion cards than a gpu, an matx motherboard would be a waste. But on the other hand matx is a bit cheaper than itx.
I'll play around with configs and reply with one for you