Good Gaming Build For $500?

Approximate Purchase Date: December 2013 or January 2014

Budget Range: 450-625 Before Rebates and before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Youtube, small edits

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything. (New build)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Canada or USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA graphics card

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Atleast 1366 x 768

Additional Comments: I'd be running Minecraft, Battlefield 3, Arma 3, Garry's Mod.
I'd like a nice looking case.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I need a new PC.
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  1. 500$ won't be enough for a decent Intel/Nvidia build.

    On a budget like that, you're realistically looking at AMD.
  2. Best answer
    Here is a build that will get you started. It will play those games. I had to go the AMD route to give you more power for your budget. THe 6300 is a good chip and you will get some good numbers from it.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $596.89
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