First Time Builders $875 Budget Gaming PC



PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything.


PARTS PREFERENCES:AMD CPU, 17"-19" Widescreen Monitor



MONITOR RESOLUTION:1440x900 preferred but lower is OK

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like Left 4 Dead to be included in the budget as well as the Belkin Tool Kit and anti-static wrist strap. I'd like it to be ATX. I'd like to have it run as cool as the budget allows. I'd like to play Left 4 Dead, Oblivion, and some RTSs smoothly on high.

Here's what I came up with but for some reason, I'm just not confident in it.

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Retail

ASUS VH196T Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor w/HDCP 300 cd/m2 5000 :1 (ASCR) Built in Speakers - Retail

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

ASUS EN9600GT/HTDI/512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail

Logitech 967973-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop - OEM

CABLES UNLIMITED ACC-1400 Anti Static Wrist Strap With Grounding Wire - Retail

BELKIN F8E066 Professional Computer Tool Kit (36-Piece) - Retail

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Left 4 Dead Game of the Year Edition PC Game EA - Retail

That comes to: $839.97

Any ideas to improve the build is appreciated. Also anything else a first time builder might need or advice is greatly appreciated.

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  1. Your links are all messed up.

    Make these changes:

    Antec 300 case with EA650 PSU
    Yes it's more PSU than you need but it's very high quality and a great price.

    AMD X3 720
    Far faster than that Brisbane, very overclockable, good price.

    Gigabyte 770 board
    You don't need a 790GX board because you are not planning to crossfire.

    G.Skill 1066 RAM
    AMD processors need the faster RAM

    HIS 4850
    Be sure to use the promo code. Far faster than your selection.

    If you are going to spend that much on a hard drive, get a bigger and faster one. here it is with $20 off in combination with the OS

    You don't need a tool kit to build a computer. A Phillips screwdriver will do.

    You will however need a DVD burner:
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