Help with a new budget build.

I've been researching for days now, and it just seems like I've come to a stand still over and over again. I want a computer for under 650$. Mainly for gaming. I also want it to last me the next couple years, and or be upgradable. I don't want to dish out 650$ on something soon to be obsolete. I would go AMD, but it seems the AMD are just stuck at performance. I would go Intel, but it seems intel is highly expensive.
Any help?
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  1. That's because it's not really possible on your budget here a suggestion
  2. What would I have to spend to get a longevity build?
  3. I can't see into the future but i would guess around 900 or more.
  4. AMD FX 6300 $140
    Asrock 970 extreme 4 $105
    2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz RAM $35
    Radeon 7850 $170
    Hard drive $70
    DVd drive $18
    Antec ONE case $50
    500 watt psu ~ $50


    Plays most games on high settings or better on a 1080p screen
    CPU is upgradeable on that board till at least one more generation of processors
    the mb can crossfire and SLI , and has front USB 3 header , so the port on the case is useable
  5. Outlander how's this?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.76 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone PS06B-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.56 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $629.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 00:20 EST-0500)
  6. Graphics/gaming performance is going to be determined by your graphics card

    The 7770 struggles at 1080p resolution so i would include the 7850

    This 500 watt Corsair PSU is good enough

    The Asrock motherboard has expansion options no other 970 chipset board has
    .SLI , crossfire , front USB3 . The Gigabyte board cant do any of those things . $10 more for the asrock is good value

    Cases are personal choice . I have not seen the case you have listed but it seems OK
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