Personal build for primarily gaming suggestions

i've built a few computers already but all of which are always being used! I'm tired of it, so much that i've decided to make another one just for myself. so i'm asking you guys for suggestions for a nice budget gamer. LIMIT MAX= 1000. Optimally under 800.

primary usage (1-10, from not so much to always):

- Gaming 8
- Interwebz 10
- Photoshop 1
- Movies 5
- Schoolwork 8
- iTunes 0

Here's what I'm considering so far:

CPU: Athlon II x3/x4
MOBO: can't decide between 770 or 790
PSU: 650w (either antec or corsair depending on price)
GPU: 5770
RAM: Depends on price at the time. 4gb
CASE: TBD most likely another CM
OS: WIN 7 64

So here's the thing, it's mainly just going to be mmorpgs, movies, and school. I won't consider ocz ram anymore... I think I'll go with Corsair this time around as it would seem their quality is exemplary. I've never bought Corsair ram due to the high price, but I might just sacrifice a little for more overclocking stability. As far as the cooler goes, I'm completely open to suggestions as long as they won't bust my wallet. Just help me out guys lol. Throw some things my way. I've been researching all day, but with a 84+ hour weekly schedule on work alone, then add 4 hours of school per day... That leaves me with very little room for precious sleep. I really appreciate it guys.
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  1. Cheaper option :
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
    GPU: Shappire HD5770
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 500GB
    Case: Antec 300
    Optical: SAMSUNG 24X DVD+R
  2. What resolution are you going to run your monitor at? That will determine what graphics card you need.

    That being said, I have a 5770 and it is enough for 1920x1200, for me at least.
  3. The AMD Phenom II x6 is for sale at for $150 (add in bing cash back and ebill and get it for $105)
  4. Can't find that deal. Oh well. I should have added that win 7 has to be in the budget as well.
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    Can't find that deal. Oh well. I should have added that win 7 has to be in the budget as well.

    Check my recommendation and add Win 7 x64 home premium to it.
    Perhaps it can still fit to your budget.
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