Casual-use PC for light gaming & art - $500-ish budget (Microcenter and Fry's nearby)

Here you go, I included windows within the budget (and its a bit over because of that).

This build is more focused towards multitasking, but the gpu will handle light/medium gaming very well.

You can get a phantom if you do not include windows in the budget, but I included a different white case, see if you like it (its also a bit smaller as well). If not, we can always look around for a different one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.69 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $44.85 @ OutletPC
Memory *PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $53.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $40.89 @ Amazon
Video Card *Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $117.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08W MicroATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ Directron
Power Supply *Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $93.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $535.37
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-07 11:13 EST-0500
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