Budget gaming pc 500-700$

Hey, I never made my own gaming pc before so I'm gonna need help. I need a pc around 500-700 bucks. Games would be maybe Wow, crysis and such pretty well, movies, possibly include OS. No speakers, mouse or keyboard, already have em. Thanks guys if you respond.
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  1. Can Do !

    Socket AM3 with a 5850 ?
  2. Might want to follow the guidelines from the link in my signature. We need to know if you have a monitor and what its resolution is. Other information would also be useful.

    Unfortunately, a 5850 is not possible with the build without some sacrifices. I'll give you two options and explain the differences:

    CPU: X3 425 $70
    Mobo: MSI 760GM-E51 $70
    RAM: Crucial 2x1 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $55
    GPU: HD 5850 $300
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 700W $60 after rebate
    Case: Coolermaster 690 $70
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20

    Total: $700

    CPU: X3 425 $70
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $125 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120
    GPU: HD 5770 $150
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    Case: Coolermaster 690 $70
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W $80
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20

    Total: $690

    The first build has a GPU that would be good for gaming at 1900x resolutions with max details (excluding Crysis). However, you get a lower quality board that isn't future proof (no Crossfire, no USB 3/SATA III). You also only get 2 GB of slower RAM which will require an upgrade sooner rather than later. Also, you get a lower quality PSU.

    The second build has a 5770, which will be excellent for gaming at 1600x resolutions. This build has a great board that will allow for Crossfire and supports USB 3/SATA III. You get a high quality PSU and a good amount of RAM that will hold you for a while.

    I personally think the second build is better overall because there's a lot more quality and a lot more potential with it. If you can stretch your budget to about $780, I would take the 4 GB of RAM and add this Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 board to te rest of the 5850 build.
  3. Important Q: Cryis on what resolution?
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