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Bare bones motherboard, i5, and the biggest GPU you can squeeze into the budget is what I'd do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($45.75 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card ($294.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $640.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-21 22:47 EST-0500

As much as I really love AMD, and the price points of their products. It is getting a little harder to recommend their processors, especially since Zen is right around the corner. So Pain's recommendation above is probably what I would go with as well.

The R9 380 is a fine card for 1080P gaming, I actually ordered one last night as a wedding gift for a friend who is a 1080P gamer. It will be a huge upgrade over his GT 730. That said, if you wanted to save a few bucks on the above, drop the 390 to 380 - although if you can swing it, swing it.

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Thanks for all the replies. I ended up going with the i3-6100 build with a R9 380. I got mobo, ram, GPU, CPU and OS for $550 or so after rebates. It should work just fine for my usage and I can always upgrade in a few months if it's not cutting it. I chose to stay as cheap as I could and I had a hard time justifying buying old tech. Since I doubt I'll upgrade the whole thing again for a year or so, at least this option left some room for a CPU or GPU upgrade in 6 months if I start gaming more.
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That's a pretty good deal. thumb.gif
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Safe path to take, maybe snag an i5 on the OCN Marketplace later for a steal and drop it in.
    
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Sweet! You can be proud you are up to date and still have room to grow. Enjoy that baby!
 
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Safe path to take, maybe snag an i5 on the OCN Marketplace later for a steal and drop it in.



That was another idea. I should have a rig that will be more than playable and it gives me time to find a great deal on a better CPU. I'm sure once I get my parts and build it, I'll get the itch again and start OCing everything. wink.gif
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