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First Computer Build Help

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February 18, 2013 2:12:05 AM

Hello all,
I am looking into doing my first computer build and would love some guidance.
I am a big time gamer, love games like Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and of course World of Warcraft. Aside from games I also do some programming. I use programs like Visual Studios 2012 ult, Adobe CS6 Master Suite, and a bunch of others that mainly light weight. My friend already gave me one of his extra GPUs, a GTX 660ti, which he assured me with the right CPU should be able to handle all my needs. So mainly I just need direction on picking a good but cheap cpu, mother board. If anyone also knows of a good case and psu to use it would be awesome. OH and if I haven't made the list big enough yet I also want to add that I was hoping of making a Micro ATX computer, using at the most a mid-tower case.
Thanks for the help!
Budget is around $500, which I know is pretty low but I hope I can still get some decent gear for the price considering I already have the GPU, 8Gbs of DDR3 1600, and 120Gb SSD w/ 1TB HDD.
Thanks again!

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February 18, 2013 2:44:24 AM

are u from us/canada? 500 is enough

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February 18, 2013 2:47:48 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.99 @ Mac Mall)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $331.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 23:47 EST-0500)

leaves room for OS/parts improvement
microATX build
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February 18, 2013 3:31:08 AM

Best answer selected by MisterSchroeder45.