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Need help building gaming computer ($850-900 budget)

Approximate Purchase Date: May 10th - May 14th

Budget Range: $850-900 budget Before Rebates;After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: I need to buy everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Does not matter

Location: San Jose, CA

Parts Preferences: Does not matter

Overclocking: No

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC that does not get too hot.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is poop. :(

Thanks in advanced for the help!
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    This would work quite well.

    i5, no OC, no OS, w/ Monitor

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($91.48 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ B&H)
    Total: $929.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 17:07 EDT-0400)

    Slightly over budget, only place to save some money would be the GPU which would make a big performance Difference. This would play games at ultra settings, high for the most intensive games.
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