Advice on Custom Budget PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime soon, I have time tho BUDGET RANGE: 400-800 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Specifically WoW, TF2 and some modern games, nothing amazing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drive, network card,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any really, but preferably U.S. Based

PARTS PREFERENCES: Would like full or mid case. Mostly name brand. The last PC I built was 6 years ago and its old... but I purchased reliable parts. I'm looking for that again.

OVERCLOCKING: Not necessary but I am interested. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not sure I really need 2 Vids. 1 is fine. Not looking to be top of charts.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have this one.. http://www.lge.com/ph/it-product/monitor/LG-W2253TQ.jsp

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Nothing too fancy needed. Just a solid budget machine, but not bottom of the barrel would be preferred. I know there are some great components out there for a good price just not too sure where to start looking and what not. Thanks for any time you spend with this or just for checking it out my post. Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks - Kevin
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  1. buy the setup i just did on newegg...crazy deals.

    1 COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    $99.98

    5 Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II cable Model RC-18"-SA-90-BK, Black - Retail
    Item #: N82E16812119229
    $9.95
    ($1.99 ea)

    1 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131402
    $119.99

    1 HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video
    Item #: N82E16814161317
    $162.99

    1 OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply -
    Item #: N82E16817341019
    $79.99

    1 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103674
    $165.99

    1 G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231318
    $99.99

    2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    $109.98
    ($54.99 ea)

    1 SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663B/UOAH - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151197
    $19.99

    1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Item #: N82E16835100007
    $6.99

    1 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    $29.99

    1 Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Retail
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    $3.49

    1 DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #314199 -$30.00
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    Subtotal $859.32
    Tax $0.00
    UPS 3 Days $21.48
    Order Total $880.80

    +$50-60 in mail-in rebates...


    I'm in Nevada so no TAX!
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    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663B/UOAH

    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663B/UOAH - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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    $19.99

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    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129024
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

    -$40.00 Instant


    $149.99
    $109.99

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    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
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    $54.99

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    POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

    POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814131327
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

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    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan

    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info14-131-327.0.18)

    * 1 year: $19.99
    * 2 year: $35.99

    -$5.00 Instant
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    $159.99
    $154.99

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy

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    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131603
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    -$5.00 Instant
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    $189.98
    $174.98

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    OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK
    AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX435WFGIBOX

    *

    OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820227495
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

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    AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX435WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103724
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    -$10.00 Instant
    -$17.00 Combo
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    $196.99
    $169.99

    Subtotal: $684.93
  3. Well I got most of the parts:

    processor: AMD x 2 550 3.1ghz BE $85
    mobo: asus m4a785td-m evo $100
    harddrive: WD 500gig $52.99
    ram: ocz 4 gig 2x2 Gold edition 1600 $100 with $30 MIR
    psu: ocz modular 500w $60 with $20 MIR (might change)
    case: antec 300 $50

    just need a new video card
    any suggestions?

    I was looking at 9800s or 4800s

    Again I won't be playing crysis.
  4. HD 5770. It's around the price of the higher end 48xx, and runs very cool, quiet and efficiently. It'll also play the new DirectX 11 games once they come out, which might not matter to you. Also, it's great for Crossfiring. I know you said you don't need to, but in a few years, you might want the option opposed to buying a new one.
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