$500-$600 Gaming PC- Need Help

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two months

Budget Range: $500-$600 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly, web surfing and other simple tasks

Parts Not Required: Have keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, and power supply

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, because I have used them before and have not had any problems.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Would like to use Nvidia Card for my GPU. Also would like a Quad proccesor if possible for future proofing

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No but dont care if it has it

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Need to buy windows as well

So I have decided I want to build my first computer and I need help on what else to pick that would fit my budget. Im looking for something that can play most current games, notably Skyrim, Starcraft 2, WOW on the highest settings or close to high settings but that could also be upgraded later in 1-2 years as needed.

The Case I am looking at is
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

If anyone has something better to suggest I am all for it, just thought it was a reasonable price and had good reviews.

The CPU, GPU and MOBO are the things I cant decide on. I was thinking Nvidia GPU but not sure about anything else. Any help would be appreciated
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  1. MOBO : ASUS P8H61-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX
    CPU : I5 2310
    RAM : Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
    GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    CASE : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top ..
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    TOTAL : $670.93
    My advice is to raise your budget before you want to buy the pc parts and you will have a better PC , with 2500k,Z68 board and maybe a better GPU. Will see in two month maybe some prices will drop a little.
  2. Quote:

    RAM : Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820313086

    I'd seriously question the reliability of this RAM maker - you don't see them pop up too often around here and you don't see that many positive reviews around here.

    Other than that that build is pretty decent for the most part.
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