Budget Gaming (how original)

I've been lurking here for a while, and I've finally saved up enough money to post. Here goes.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: 700-800 USD Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: basic multitasking (browsing, media, word processing, etc.), gaming, modeling (Autodesk Maya and Mudbox)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I'd probably prefer Intel to AMD, but anything solid will work.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I will be using a 1080p TV as a monitor, and I will also need an RBG cable(?) to connect it.

Additional Comments: I want something that will be upgradeable after the initial build, so take that into consideration. And as far as gaming goes, I don't care if I can play Crysis on max or whatever the benchmark is, but I do want games to run smoothly with normal settings, including Diablo III when it launches. Take your best guess for DIII requirements...
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  1. why not an hdmi cable to connect it?
    here, a mobo with crossfire cable for upgradable build. but psu wont suffice for xfire though. so i just picked it maybe you will change your mind

    cpu:Athlon 3x
    gpu:evga gtx 470 superclock
    psu/hdd:ocz fatality 550watts/samsung f3 1tb
    mobo:Asrock extreme 3 870chipset
    case:cm haff 912
    dvd:Sony optriarc dvd sata drive
    ram:Mushkin enchance blackline cl7 4gb

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  3. Id spend a lil more and get an NZXT Lexa S instead of a Rosewill Destroyer... you won't be disappointed... No need for LEDs once you get that
  4. @xurwin: An HDMI cable will work fine. I would need a type A to type C cable for that?

    @other guys: I don't really need a tricked out case.
  5. $727 with *one* HD6870 1st hehe
  6. xurwin: will 550w be enough power, even after whatever upgrades I decide to make?

    Thanks everyone, I'd like a couple more opinions before I make my choice.
  7. 550 will be enough for anything shy of two 470s
  8. ScrewySqrl said:
    550 will be enough for anything shy of two 470s

    what he said :D

    or consider corsiar 650 watts this will be more than enough.
  9. I was going to go with screwy's build, buy I guess I took to long, because the deal expired....

    Also, due to unfortunate circumstances I will also be needing a monitor. Maybe I should just make a new thread altogether.
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