Every Day Use First Time Builder

Approximate Purchase Date: within a week or 2

Budget Range: 500-600; maybe cheaper the better?

System Usage from Most to Least Important: web browsing, watching youtube/videos, occasional starcraft 2

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS
this is my monitor
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-MS238H-23-Inch-Wide-Monitor/dp/B002ZVCGXQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1283407434&sr=8-1

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn't matter as long as its cheap lol

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: proly not

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

people have been saying even the 5670 will run sc2 at decent settings?
so i don't need to dish out money on graphics card is it true?
thanks for the help
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  1. You would have to prolly turn off ultra and definitely no AA
  2. whats AA? and do you have a build that would work for me?
  3. For the motherboard I suggest the ASUS M4A77TD.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131603

    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz is a great CPU and with any luck the ASUS will unlock the 4th core. This combo gets you a 5770 for not much more than a 5670 would cost.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.500403

    I got you an Antec case with 430 watt PSU with a dvd burner combo deal. This is an amazing deal and the BP430 Watt is the same my son uses for his XFX5770.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492952

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 is very good memory.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Currently the best deal on HD's is a WD 500GB blue for $40. Dont forget the $15 promo code.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

    Total will be $500.90 plus shipping. There are a good amount of rebates on these deals also.
  4. what difference are there between the motherboards that are posted??
    and they don't support usb 3.0 right?
  5. the one I posted DOES support USB3.0 and SATA 3, but the chipset is last generation (770 with 710 Southbridge).

    Elbert & I basically suggested the same board from AS Rock and ASUS. gkay suggested a 785, a similar micro-atx board.
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