500 dollar gaming pc

This will be my first build ever it is something I have always wanted to do and figured I would ask this forum for help!

Approximate Purchase Date: (soon within next month)

Budget Range: (400-525 dollars) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming bf3,any cod, saints row, minecraft, surfing web, itunes)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, hardrive, os)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

Country: (USA)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I want something fast that can be upgraded in future.)

Overclocking: Maybe not sure how to do it though

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if I can afford it but would like to have option to in future

Monitor Resolution: (1920*1080 21 inch samsung)

Additional Comments: (I want a good gaming pc for my budget that will be able to play todays games.)
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  1. MOBO : ASRock H61M-GE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157256
    CPU : I5 2310
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115089
    RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748
    GPU : HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389
    PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    DVD-RW : SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
    CASE : NZXT Source 210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
    TOTAL : $540.93 and 521$ after rebates.
    You can drop the price and buy 8GB RAM if you change the CPU with i3 2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 and the 8GB RAM Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086
  2. sosofm said:
    MOBO : ASRock H61M-GE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157256
    CPU : I5 2310
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115089
    RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748
    GPU : HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389
    PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    DVD-RW : SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
    CASE : NZXT Source 210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
    TOTAL : $540.93 and 521$ after rebates.
    You can drop the price and buy 8GB RAM if you change the CPU with i3 2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 and the 8GB RAM Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086

    I like the build and I think it is good. My only question is would it be more cost effective toget an amd processor and compatible board over intel.
  3. tomhrxbfg said:

    I like this bundle but don't want to pay the money in the bundle for the harddrive since I have one already. I would rather the money go towards nicer components besides the harddrive.
  4. Look at this article... the intel is definitely more cost-effective. The i3 even beats out EVERY AMD CPU under $200 overall, and the i5 is at the top of the price-performance at under $200 by far.
  5. Good build.
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