First Time Build $600-700

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks

BUDGET RANGE: (600-700) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, WoW), Surfing, Movies, Photoshop


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: and any others that offer great prices


PARTS PREFERENCES: No part preferences

OVERCLOCKING: Yes if needed


MONITOR RESOLUTION: Need monitor. Whatever you recommend for my situation

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Parts that I had in mind

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770

Patriot Gamer Series 4GB

AMD Athlon II X4 635

Western Digital 500GB

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  1. Is the monitor included in the price?
    Do you need Windows 7?
  2. No I plan using a friends and getting my own later.
    Yes I need windows 7
    The 600-700 is for the tower and all its contents +OS
    But a monitor recommendation is much appreciated
  3. Best answer
    How does this build look to you:

    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO


    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
    AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
    * $15 MIR *

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
    * $15 MIR and promo code "ANT48" *

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    Total with shipping and promo codes: $730.15 ($700.15 with MIR)
  4. I definitely like everything but I'm not a big LG fan. I'll probably swap that to the Samsung equivalent.

    Thank you
  5. Sounds good.
    Any other questions?
    If you are done with the thread just hit the "Select as best answer" on one of the replies.
  6. Best answer selected by OMG ITZ RP.
  7. Thank you for all your help
  8. No problem.
    Good luck with the build!
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