AMD budget build suggestions

Have been reading the forums for a while (great information) and have been thinking about building for a while. Now I find myself in a situation that my current system is on its last leg and need to do something quick. I was hoping to hold off until there was more in the budget to play with. I need to keep this under $600. Thanks for the help.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (itching to pull the trigger) BUDGET RANGE: (450-600) Before Rebates


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Work from home, viewing live sporting events, internet, interest in getting back into some gaming in the future.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an AMD CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (Acer X223Wbd Max Resolution: 1680 x 1050 / 60 Hz and ViewSonic Optiquest Q19wb Max Resolution 1440 x 900)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking build solid system for home that I can use now and possibly upgrade and tweak as money allows just for the fun of trying something new. Current OS: xp pro, with intention of upgrading to 7 in near future)
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    Also check out my thread it might give you ideas (it's a bunch of cheap specs with good performance):http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=31&post=283482&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
    Enjoy!
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