! Let's see here. $700-$800
budget, no need for peripherals and an OS. AMD CPU, ATI GPU, and only trusted brands. This should be painless!
You mentioned Battlefield: Bad Company 2, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, etc. The build I just conjured up blows the recommended specifications out of the water. Let's see what I got!
CD/DVD Burner - LG 22X CD/DVD Burner
Case - CoolerMaster Elite 335
($50 ($10 Mail-In Rebate!))
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0GHz Quad-Core
Hard Drive - 500GB Seagate Barracuda
Memory - A-DATA 4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333MHz
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-MA770T
($77 ($10 Mail-In Rebate!))
Power Supply - OCZ Quiet 700W
($65 ($20 Mail-In Rebate!))
Video Card - XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770
($170) (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
Grand Total after Shipping + Taxes: $735.36
after Mail-In Rebates!
I got you a Lifetime Warranty Video Card (Hard to find these days), all trusted name-brand products, and things that I personally used in my previous build.
Right now, you have a lot of room for improvement if you plan on spending an extra $100~
. Only thing I would suggest would be upgrading to an ATI Radeon 5850. Don't worry though, the build you see above will run all of those games on high settings with no problem
Not too shabby if I say so myself. Anything else you might be interested in TheLastWang
? Maybe give you quote on how much it would be to upgrade certain parts? Let me know!