$500-$600 Intel gaming build

My little brother wants a gaming PC for Christmas, and I'll be building him one for about $500-$600.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next three weeks.

Budget Range: $500-$575 before shipping, after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, YouTube, browsing the web

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: WI, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Most likely not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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  1. toms has great recomended builds, like this one.

    its from august (should be an update soon) so you can tinker with

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclocking-pc-building,3273.html
  2. I agree with das that build is really good would change the graphics card but that's about it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.28 @ TigerDirect)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $620.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 16:59 EST-0500)
  3. Also keep in mind some of this stuff may be dirt cheap during black friday/cyber monday
  4. also theres a new ivy bridge pentium out, g2120, have seen it at microcenter for $79
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