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best gaming build under $500 june 2014

excluding display,case and hdd
going to use it mostly for games and want to play them at ultra settings
suggest a gaming motherboard and only intel core cpus
my display is 720p
i want to keep this built for atleast 3years for gaming
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  1. You want to play most games at ultra settings on a $500 budget? Good luck.

    i5 CPU and a mid range card are going to put you over $500.
  2. CPU can be upgraded to a better, unlocked one.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.49 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($105.91 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $500.36
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  3. You'll be fine with this build playing at 1280x720.
  4. my screen resolution is 1360*720 and is the cpu 4th gen,if it is then should i buy 4th gen i3 or 3rd gen i5 or even 4th gen i5
    i can extend my budget to $600
  5. Best answer
    Get the Pentium G3258 + Z97 MB, but you have to wait until 6/25 when the cpu will release. Here is the Pentium G3258 review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g3258-overclocking-performance,3849.html , if you like pick other i3 or i5, I think the price will be stay within your budget.
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KRLK23) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KRLK23/by_merchant/)

    **CPU** | [Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646g3258) | $74.99 @ Newegg
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
    **Motherboard** | [MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97pcmate) | $88.99 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10frk28) | $69.99 @ Amazon
    **Video Card** | [XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acnfc) | $139.99 @ NCIX US
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr) | $29.99 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh224dbbebe) | $14.99 @ Newegg
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.99 @ NCIX US
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $533.91
  6. cin19 said:
    Get the Pentium G3258 + Z97 MB, but you have to wait until 6/25 when the cpu will release. Here is the Pentium G3258 review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g3258-overclocking-performance,3849.html , if you like pick other i3 or i5, I think the price will be stay within your budget.
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KRLK23) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KRLK23/by_merchant/)

    **CPU** | [Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646g3258) | $74.99 @ Newegg
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
    **Motherboard** | [MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97pcmate) | $88.99 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10frk28) | $69.99 @ Amazon
    **Video Card** | [XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acnfc) | $139.99 @ NCIX US
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr) | $29.99 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh224dbbebe) | $14.99 @ Newegg
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.99 @ NCIX US
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $533.91
  7. i already got windows 7 and optical drive
    i already have i3 older generation so i don't want to downgrade to pentium processors
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