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I know this post doesn't answer your questions and I am yet to read through the actual responses in the thread due to limited time, and I am sorry to name-drop because it isn't always a good thing to do, but @BoraMurdar is an expert when it comes to hardware advice if I can remember correctly - I've seen him helping a lot in this area before on the forums in the past so honestly I would just send him a PM if I were you. :)
 

BoraMurdar

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I don't use x86 or x64 anymore, I just buy a pre-built machine with the BoraBits-128-Murdar processor, works a charm! ::D
lol , Gives you an answer before you ask a question :) non-K version

Now back to the topic.
It's really hard to recommend i5 CPU wheres the budget limited to ~500$ with a monitor. He would need a quality PSU anyway. Antec makes great 450W quality PSU for relatively small amount of money. If he can stretch his budget a little more than he should go with Seasonic S12II 430W.

Consider an SSD, at leats 128GB for your system partition. I really can't recommend any system built without SSD :)

So, i3 would fit the budget, if he doesn't boot more than 2 virtual machines and some heavy multitasking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill STEALTH ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $521.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 05:34 EST-0500

Some things could be found more cheaper and fit the budget like PSU, mobo and SSD to buy a monitor
 

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With the string of constant bad drivers and hot fixes from nVidia these past month, might not be a bad idea to go Red (AMD) Might wanna consider that OP.
Yes nVidia has some problems with drivers lately, but they are fixing them just as fast. Problem is that whenever new game comes out red and green team release drivers and optimizations for that game and it comes out with more problems for other games. Before this agenda nVidia was more stable. But it shouldn't worry the OP too much.

Lastly, for that budget I'll go with i3. It will game and it will game with pleasure.
RX 460 and GTX 1050 will game on medium settings 1080p almost the same, from game to game some may be faster than the other
1050Ti is really badly positioned with it's price as you can get RX 470 for 20 bucks more with performance almost doubled.
RX 480 and GTX 1060 are beyond the reach of OP's budget.

I really think he should consider SSD in the build.
M2 slot in ASUS board is limited to PCIe generation 2 I think so it will reach 20GB/S . Anyway on that configuration, I really don't think OP will notice a difference between SATA SSD and PCIe SSD (on M2 slot). So other H110 mobos comes as option.
Antec 450W is the best bang for the buck
Rosewill STEALTH is great roomy case for the money.
 
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lol , Gives you an answer before you ask a question :) non-K version

Now back to the topic.
It's really hard to recommend i5 CPU wheres the budget limited to ~500$ with a monitor. He would need a quality PSU anyway. Antec makes great 450W quality PSU for relatively small amount of money. If he can stretch his budget a little more than he should go with Seasonic S12II 430W.

Consider an SSD, at leats 128GB for your system partition. I really can't recommend any system built without SSD :)

So, i3 would fit the budget, if he doesn't boot more than 2 virtual machines and some heavy multitasking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill STEALTH ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $521.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 05:34 EST-0500

Some things could be found more cheaper and fit the budget like PSU, mobo and SSD to buy a monitor
Literally you proved what I said :) Damn imagine MT without you! I would be gone in a flashhhh! :p
 

TheBlue262

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lol , Gives you an answer before you ask a question :) non-K version

Now back to the topic.
It's really hard to recommend i5 CPU wheres the budget limited to ~500$ with a monitor. He would need a quality PSU anyway. Antec makes great 450W quality PSU for relatively small amount of money. If he can stretch his budget a little more than he should go with Seasonic S12II 430W.

Consider an SSD, at leats 128GB for your system partition. I really can't recommend any system built without SSD :)

So, i3 would fit the budget, if he doesn't boot more than 2 virtual machines and some heavy multitasking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill STEALTH ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $521.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 05:34 EST-0500

Some things could be found more cheaper and fit the budget like PSU, mobo and SSD to buy a monitor
I think I'll get this GPU instead of the GTX 1050. ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 470 4GB OC Edition AMD Gaming Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (STRIX-RX470-O4G)-Newegg.com
Also, do I have to worry about bottleneck with the i3-6100?
Can I run the i3-6100 with other apps opened such as Discord and Chrome while playing a game without any issues?
 

TheBlue262

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($33.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VC239H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $575.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 21:44 EST-0500
 
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TheBlue262

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Should I just stay with the GTX 1050 and maybe upgrade the GPU in a year or so?

Edit :
I can't make up my mind.... lol
I think I'll just get the RX 470 with the i3-6100.
 
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@TheBlue262 I just noticed that 7 out of 9 items on your list are from the same vendor. I ordered mines from the same vendor but thru a combo deal =) Look into their combo deals and see what you can find. they extended their cyber monday sale!!!
 

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I think I'll get this GPU instead of the GTX 1050. ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 470 4GB OC Edition AMD Gaming Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (STRIX-RX470-O4G)-Newegg.com
Also, do I have to worry about bottleneck with the i3-6100?
Can I run the i3-6100 with other apps opened such as Discord and Chrome while playing a game without any issues?
Yes the 470 is better if you can afford it but remember it needs 160w at full load so get the SeaSonic @BoraMurdar told you. I would get the Seasonic is general actually.
 
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Can I run the i3-6100 with other apps opened such as Discord and Chrome while playing a game without any issues?
Without any issues yes :)

Just go with XFX 550W PSU, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
Antec 450W Antec 450W ATX Power Supply (VP-450) - PCPartPicker

Or Seasonic I mentioned above

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($33.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VC239H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $575.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 21:44 EST-0500
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Compatibility Notes
  • Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
 
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TheBlue262

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The specs on newegg says that the HAF 912 case has 1x3.0 USB port and 1x2.0 USB port on the front panel, but on pcpartpicker it says it does not. Is this a mistake on pcpartpicker?
 
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