Ok, so I'm looking for a good, sturdy build for a gaming PC to get me through 2010-2011. I'd be willing to upgrade after that, but I'm hoping to make a computer that will last me that long. My budget is around $500-$600. I'd want to be able to use the computer for gaming. I don't need to be able to run Crysis at high res, but being able to run Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3, etc, would be good. I suppose movie playing/burning would be nice too. Other than that, I really don't need many other capabilities. I don't need an OS, I have a spare copy of Win 7. I also have monitors, keyboards, speakers, mice, etc. The computer will be in my living room, so it'd be nice if it were relatively quiet. I'm fine with building it myself; I just need to get the parts. I'm from the U.S. I prefer to buy from Newegg or Microcenter, but I don't care that much. No preference as to parts. No Overclocking or Crossfire. Monitor resolution is 1360/768. I'd be looking at getting it (or at least the parts) in the next two months.
Again, don't know what to look for here, so just chose one that looked good and cheap.
It comes out to ~$605. Ultimately, this is just a base to look off of. I tried to find things in combos that would suit my needs. I would like to get it cheaper, if anything. Unless you say I shouldn't, I think I'll look at getting the generic DVD drives, cases, and PSUs from some of my friends, that could help cut the cost considerably. My dad works with software, but this is my first time building a computer, so I'm probably not getting the best deals. Thanks for any help you can give me!
The price for that ram is way too high, WD blue 500GB isn't as good as 7200.12 seagate barracuda 500GB. 9800 GT is old, try the 5XXX series. If not get the 4850. Antec 500W psu is a little low on the wattage, try earthwatts 650. Mobo + cpu is great, however I would just get the 435 over the 440. 100 mhz can easily be obtained by a quick OC.
This would be better if you could pull the extra $$$