Three gaming rig choices, advices needed!

Hi there,
I've been using a laptop for about 5 years for college, and have heavily fallen behind on the new systems. As a regular recent graduate, I have a very limited source of $$, but still want to take an ambitious route. If possible, please take a look at these three gaming rig choices, and let me know of your advices! Thank you so much in advance (or perhaps it would be cheaper to make my own?)

1: $800
Cooler Master CM 690, Black
Corsair TX 650W Power Supply w/ 120mm Fan
Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E6550 2.33GHz w/ 4MB Cache
eVGA nVidia nForce 680i LT SLI w/ DualDDR2 800, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, Dual x16 PCI-E SLI
Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC2-6400 Dual Channel DDR2 Kit ( 2 x 1GB )
OCZ Gold Performance DDR2 4GB ( 2 x 2GB ) PC2-6400 Low Latency Dual Channel Kit, SLI-Ready
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III 6Gb/s w/ 64MB Cache
Asus 22x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out
AuzenTech X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema Sound Card
Asus U3S6 SATAIII 6Gb/s + USB 3.0 PCI-Express Card
Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard, USB
Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
SteelSeries 3H Headset, Black
Samsung 913T 19" LCD Monitor (vga/dvi)

2: $800
AMD PhenomII-550 7MB cache Black Edition on ASUS motherboard
ATI Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5 video card
250+250GB hard drives (ready for RAID)
Antec Sonata III case.
23" LCD is Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX

3: $760
2.9Ghz AMD Athlon II x4 Quad Core processor
4GB DDR3 G-Skills 1333Mhz Cooled high performance Memory
500GB 7200rpm Seagate HardDrive
LG 22x DVD R/W Multilayer optical drive
Asus M4N68-T Motherboard
Geforce 7025 Graphics
Windows 7 Professional
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