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best gaming build under $500 june 2014

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June 20, 2014 10:33:11 AM

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
June 20, 2014 10:35:47 AM

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.
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June 20, 2014 10:43:08 AM

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
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June 20, 2014 10:44:35 AM

You'll be fine with this build playing at 1280x720.
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June 20, 2014 10:53:09 AM

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
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June 20, 2014 11:15:30 AM

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-overc... , 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-r...) | $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-hx318c10fr...) | $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-100b1050...) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $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
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June 20, 2014 11:17:52 AM

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-overc... , 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-r...) | $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-hx318c10fr...) | $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-100b1050...) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $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


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June 20, 2014 11:19:40 AM

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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