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~$500 intel i5 gaming pc build (no sli/crossfire)

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July 26, 2014 12:08:09 PM

I'm planning to build a gaming pc since my laptop recently died. My budget is about $500, but I may be able to stretch it to just over $600. I plan to make upgrades in the future. I have a mid tower atx case, optical drive, windows 7, monitor, keyboard, and mouse so no worries there. I would prefer to stick with intel i5 cpu (3570k and 7870, but it may be too much). I need wifi connectivity, but I can do without it for now. I could add a pci card down the road. I don't plan to do any sli/crossfiring. Some games I play are diablo iii, starcraft ii, cs:go, left4dead 2, bioshock infinite, tomb raider, watchdogs, wildstar, and battlefield4. I'd prefer to play them at 60+ fps. Any help is much apppreciated.

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July 26, 2014 12:32:17 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($60.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $593.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 15:32 EDT-0400
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July 26, 2014 3:50:50 PM

bignastyid said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($60.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $593.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 15:32 EDT-0400


Thanks for the quick response! Is there any forseeable bottlenecking in this build?
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a c 306 4 Gaming
July 26, 2014 4:04:08 PM

Zero1210 said:
bignastyid said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($60.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $593.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 15:32 EDT-0400


Thanks for the quick response! Is there any forseeable bottlenecking in this build?


No, that cpu won't come close to bottlenecking that GPU.
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