Best $1200 & $500 PC for gaming without SLI Upgrade (ever)

I am building 2 different computers. For one I am looking at spending $1200.00 . I do not want to run sli. What is the best system for the money not including a case. I do not want to over clock it either. Then on the second pc I need just the best computer for $500.

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  1. $1200 PC-

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.33 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1210.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 22:30 EST-0500)

    $500 PC-

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.12 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.90 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $522.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 22:35 EST-0500)
  2. Thank You

    Is there a reason you went with an i5 instead of i7? Is it really worth having a ssd drive?

    Thanks
  3. This is exactly what I would do with $1200 for what you have described.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2XO3K
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2XO3K/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2XO3K/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.31 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.33 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1198.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-22 01:12 EST-0500)
  4. For $500 I like the FX6300 but here is an alternative.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2XOER
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2XOER/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2XOER/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($155.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $511.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-22 01:36 EST-0500)
  5. I went with the i5 just because it is cheaper, and I could add a 780 instead of a 770.

    Is an SSD worth it? Yes. For any build, even budget ones. Much faster boot speeds.
  6. Ok thank you.
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