Building my first pc

Recommend me a good setup for about 500 dollars
Some people Recomend the i5 2400 and gtx 460,my question is: can I upgrade to ivy bridge in the future? What are the coolers and case and motherboard that is both flexible and practical. I would like it to play swtor at high and play witcher two and the games to come such as guild wars and such

Thank you for your time
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  1. I recommend you double your money before ordering anything. You need to assemble it all at once to be sure everything works within the 30 day return period.
  2. $500 will get you less than a i5 but would still let you get a pretty decent setup.

    i3 or 960t + a 6870 could be done with about $500
  3. AMD Phenom II X4 960T [...] 6819103995

    ASRock A770DE+

    Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W

    Western Digital AV-GP WD1600AVVS 160GB

    GIGABYTE GV-N550D5-1GI GeForce GTX 550 Ti

    Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB)

    GIGABYTE GZ-KF03B Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower

    Total $485.93

    No space in budget for the OS so unless you have already your either on Linux or cutting $ out of there to leave the spare change on the original 500 for an OS, saying that there aint alot you can cut in that list everything there is the cheapest i could find on that site barring the GPU and PSU but downgrading either of them wouldnt be a great idea.
  4. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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