Yo bro's $500 is my budget help me out

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. I want to play games that were out a year ago and as well as current and upcoming games on High'ish settings

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? $500

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.


What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

cpu cpu cooler motherboard memory storage video card case power supply case fan monitor

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Houston, Texas and yes i will be picking up the parts from a micro center instead of ordering online

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I will not be overclocking at first, but am interested

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Gtx 960 and an i5 processor (the 960 isnt a requirement if a lower gtx can do the same performance to keep the price under the budget)

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

cheap case

Do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference for one or the other?

got a copy

Extra info or particulars:

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