Ideas for $500-550 gaming pc build with already bought ram hdd and optical drive

ill be recycling parts from my old pc the ram (4gb) the hdd and the optical drive so excluding those what should i build my pc with any ideas im open to amd and Intel
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  1. Are you hoping to do any overclocking? do you need to buy an operating system?
  2. Here is a Intel option.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.39 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $531.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 07:39 EDT-0400)

    Here is a AMD option (would be the better gaming system)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.49 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.74 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $551.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 07:45 EDT-0400)
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