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First time gaming build- please help!

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Hi everyone, I am looking for some advice to start a gaming build with a budget of 500$ or less. My monitor's only 720p, (But I might want room to upgrade) so I want a build that can play any game such as battlefield 3 on high with constant 60 fps. I will only have around 500 dollars by September, so prices should drop a tiny bit by then. I'm not too fussed about going AMD or Intel, so long as I get the best price/perf. Please comment and help!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570 (non-K) AsRock B75M  Sapphire HD7870 Ghz edition OC 8GB 1333Mhz Patroit 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Seagate Super WriteMaster Optical Drive Stock Windows 7 Home premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24'' ASUS HD Monitor Razer Arctosa Coolermaster Extreme 2 525 w Coolermaster Elite 371 USB 3.0 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570 (non-K) AsRock B75M  Sapphire HD7870 Ghz edition OC 8GB 1333Mhz Patroit 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Seagate Super WriteMaster Optical Drive Stock Windows 7 Home premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24'' ASUS HD Monitor Razer Arctosa Coolermaster Extreme 2 525 w Coolermaster Elite 371 USB 3.0 
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Razer Death Adder 
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$500 Gaming PC System Components 'from TomsHardware site':


CPU
Intel Pentium G860 (Sandy Bridge), 3 GHz, Dual-Core, 65 W
$90

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V, Intel B75 Express, LGA 1155
$70

RAM
G.Skill NS 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS Memory Kit
$24

Graphics
MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560
$170

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500 GB SATA 6Gb/s
$65

Case
Rosewill R218-P-BK ATX Mid-Tower
$30

Power
Antec VP-450 450 W
$38

Optical
Samsung 22x DVD Burner Model SH-222BB/BEBE-OEM
$14


Total Price

$501
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i7-6700K TUF Sabertooth MSI 1080 Ti 16GB 2400MHz C15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair 480GB LE 3TB WD Green Sammy 500GB 850 EVO H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
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G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 Pro SP1 x64 LG 21' 1680x1050 Genius  Corsair CX600 
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Gigabyte  E-Blue Mazer XFX WarPad On-board 
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Logitech G35 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K TUF Sabertooth MSI 1080 Ti 16GB 2400MHz C15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair 480GB LE 3TB WD Green Sammy 500GB 850 EVO H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 Pro SP1 x64 LG 21' 1680x1050 Genius  Corsair CX600 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Gigabyte  E-Blue Mazer XFX WarPad On-board 
Audio
Logitech G35 
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