Building budget gaming computer for first time!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 500-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: playing games (SCII), surfing net, music
Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Whatever gets the job done.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:

Monitor Resolution: Need to buy monitor, any suggestions?

Additional Comments: The cheaper the better, don't need an ultra gaming rig, just need a computer that can run sc2 and other games at high settings. Thanks!
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  1. Ok at the low end of that budget spectrum

    Tower @ $399AR

    20" LCD $120 Free Ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009218

    $519AR in Total - just dun turn on AA and this rig is fine for SC2
  2. ^ Just the change the above graphic card with this one and you dont have to worry about turning down your settings...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462

    And if you want a cheap, good 1080p monitor, then this HP would be a good one -
    $25 coupon code: LOGICBUY25 (Expires soon) - $50 off = $144.99 plus FREE shipping
    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=WJ678AA%23ABA&aoid=35252
  3. Negative - Once u want Full HD + Ultra + AA i wouldn't hit a HD 5770 either - GTX 460/256 bit or HD 5850 (and ramp up budget by a wee bit)
    Starcraft 2 Multiplayer GPU Performance Analysis
    http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/features/view/64848
  4. ^ If he is not very particular to stay at the lower end of his budget, then I dont see why not spend a little more to get better card and a monitor ???
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562
    His build would still cost around $600, which is still in the lower spectrum of his budget IMO...
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