$500: Best set of MOBO, CPU, memory for gaming

kwhitejr

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Hello All,

I'm thinking about updating my gaming rig during the holiday season if I can spot some good deals. I will be able to cannibalize parts from my current system, as follows:

GPU: Sapphire 7870 OC
PSU: Corsair 650W
HDD
Case

So I'm looking for the following parts primarily for gaming. I'd like to stay as close to $500 as possible, but there's some cushion. Also, although I enjoy building I don't often overclock of my own accord, so no need to factor that in.
CPU
Motherboard
Memory
Cooling (?)

Thanks for any the suggestions. Cheers
 

Hazle

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Overclocking capability, no. of PCIe/PCI, Sata III, USB3.0's, Smart response Technology.

the H77 is basically the Z77 without OCing feature. the B75 is a budget board, so don't expect the same build quality as an H77/Z77 board in most cases.