500-600 gaming build.

Hi, I was wondering if these parts are decent for the price. I am looking to build a PC for Gaming(Borderlands 2, Skyrim, BO2, SC2) and light photo and video editing with Adobe CS5.

Here is my current partslist.


I found the i5-2500k at microcenter for 159.99 :D

Also, would there be a way to get similar performance but cheaper? The cheaper the better!
Thank you!
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  1. Here you go, a revised version of your list.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Intel Core i5-2500k ($159.99)
    Total: $585.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This will make use of the unlocked multiplier in your CPU. You'll need to add a cooler before OCing though.

    Better grab the RAM fast before the promo ends. :)
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