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$500 budget to build first computer for gaming

Hello everyone! This is my first post, and I hope I'm posting in the right area for this sort of question..

I am making a computer from scratch for the first time. I have been researching and formulating an idea for this gaming computer, and was wondering if I was going along the right path for it. I want to see how far $500 can get me, and I have already spent $115 for the i5-2500k Sandy Bridge CPU, a fan, and a cpu cooler. So I have $385 to spend on the rest. This is what I have brainstormed so far.

It would leave me with three cents over $120 for the rest of the components.

Will that be enough, or should I change the other parts I have brainstormed? Was what I looked up be good for a gaming rig?

Again, thank you all so much for your wisdom. I am sorry for all the questions I have. But know that I am eternally grateful. :ouimaitre:
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc/benchmarks/

    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $369.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 03:28 EDT-0400)

    you still need an os
  2. I think something like the below should be good for you

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $401.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 04:03 EDT-0400)
  3. bodeen2012 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc/benchmarks/

    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $369.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 03:28 EDT-0400)

    you still need an os


    Hmmm.. PCPartPicker says the RAM would have compatibility issues with my processor... Is it okay to ignore the voltage maximum of a CPU?
  4. Best answer
    Skyler Vinsonhaler said:
    bodeen2012 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KtJc/benchmarks/

    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $369.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 03:28 EDT-0400)

    you still need an os


    Hmmm.. PCPartPicker says the RAM would have compatibility issues with my processor... Is it okay to ignore the voltage maximum of a CPU?

    sorry bout that i must have clicked the wrong one here you go
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ky8z
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ky8z/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ky8z/benchmarks/

    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $367.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 14:04 EDT-0400)
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