first pc build budget is $500

Cubsfan15

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum so please excuse any mistakes. I'm interested in building my first pc for a good workstation and gaming. This is a budget pc and I don't want to go over $500 USD.

I've done research and I've think I've come up with a decent pc. Here's the list:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/s4yj2R
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/s4yj2R/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($53.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $498.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-21 20:01 EDT-0400

I have a few questions about this build:

1. Is this build decent for a workstation?
2. Can it run games like overwatch, battlefield 1, battlefront?
3. Is the motherboard (I'm most worried about that), cpu, and graphics card I chose good for what I will use it for?
4. Can all of this fit inside of the case?

If this build is awful let me know and please share another build (under $500). Hopefully you guys can share some of your knowledge. Thank you.
 

Samer1970

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1- No it is not a good workstation , but it will render slow , good workstations are expensive ($1500)

2- it will run games at full HD resolution but not at max settings .

3- try one of those cases

This is very good case discounted 20$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Or

this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139027&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

or

this

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=94343&promoid=1325

or this

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=127184&promoid=1325

pick the one you like more
 

Samer1970

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1- No it is not a good workstation , but it will render slow , good workstations are expensive ($1500)

2- it will run games at full HD resolution but not at max settings .

3- try one of those cases

This is very good case discounted 20$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Or

this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139027&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

or

this

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=94343&promoid=1325

or this

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=127184&promoid=1325

pick the one you like more
 

Cubsfan15

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Thank you I appreciate the response. What I meant by workstation was can I do basic schoolwork on it like writing papers. I'm only in high school just to give you an idea of what Imakes looking for.

Also I like that first case, the cooler Master. Thanks for your input Samer.

One more question- can I do media on this like YouTube, Netflix, and music?
 

Samer1970

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you can watch media on it yes .
 

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