Gaming Build ~$750

Hello, I'm looking to build a gaming machine, was thinking about buying it premade but I'm more interesting in saving money right now. I have built one computer before but that was around 10 years ago so I pretty much know next to nothing anymore.... All I really want is a cheap gaming pc that will get me to Diablo3 and whatever I pick up between then and after.
Purchashe Date: Now? Tomorrow?...Soon

Budget Range: ~750

System Usage: Gaming, watching movies/tv.

Parts Note Required: MOnitor, Keyboard and mouse (I have a bad wireless set but for the right price will upgrade, needs to be wireless.)

Parts Required: All the rest....

Preferred Parts Website: Newegg
Country:US

Parts Preference: AMD

Overclocking/SLI or X-Fire: Maybe but probably not

Monitor Resolution: As good as i can get it. May use this as a part time HTPC


I spent a while finding some combos on newegg, I picked this out and its slightly over my budget and I'm not 100% on the compatibility of the parts, any help with that would also be appreciated.


-LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325

-COMBO (Case and HD)
Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid ...
and
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514436

-COMBO (Processor and Ram)
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
and
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.515326

-COMBO (Gfx and Mobo)
ASUS EAH5830 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
and
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.526830

-COMBO (OS and Power Supply)
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
and
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade


Any help would be awesome, I'm looking to not spend too much, not sure if there is anything else I need?.... Would like to get closer to my target price.
Thank you.
Aaron
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  1. The Radeon 6850 is much faster and about the same price as the outgoing 5830.
  2. I say you may want to get a cheaper case and use the 39 dollars on something useful
    +1 6850 and possibly even dial back on the PSU even the 600 watt OCZ
  3. Thanks, I went with power supply because it was one thing bundled with win7 that I needed.
  4. Okay this is what I have now, can anyone see any compatibility issues with said parts? Went with the 6870 and 650w ps. Grade total $813 with shipping, was thinking about going with the 6850 instead? Newegg is out of stock of all 6850 except the XFX which is $20 more than the sapphire and gigabye?????? Anyway what do you think?

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


    SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    Item #: N82E16814102909
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909

    $239.99


    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
    Item #: N82E16811147153
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    LITE-ON 22X DVD Writer Black IDE Model iHAP422-98 LightScribe Support
    Item #: N82E16827106328
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    -$17.00 Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514343
    $58.98


    ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131647
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.533944
    $189.98


    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
    Item #: N82E16817139005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    -$10.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $149.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.526778

    OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
    Item #: N82E16820227496
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103872
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$18.00 Instant
    -$17.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.515326
    $153.98


    OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G
    Item #: N82E16820227331
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$8.00 Instant
    -$7.99 Saving
    $0


    Subtotal: $792.91
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    Shipping: $20.42

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    Grand Total: $813.33
  5. Okay i changed the ram in an effort to save a little cash, going to order soon can anyone see any compatibility issues?
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180
  6. Diablo III is apparently still a year away. Being a Blizzard game, its requirements will not be all that high.
    In your place, I would look at some benchmarks of the games you want to play NOW. Unless one of those games is Crysis, or Metro 2033, I suspect you would find a significantly cheaper HD5770 or HD5750 would be strong enough, at least for the next six months; THEN, if you need it, you can upgrade to what will be a cheaper high-end card.
  7. Thanks, thats my end goal :) I want to play SC2 and maybe some kind of mmorpg... No real strict list of games, I just want the best for the cheapester(dont we all). Basically something that can handle games now and won't be terribly out of date in the near future.
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