Home Computer Build with $500 - $600 Budget

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next couple weeks.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $500 - $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the Web, Streaming/Watching movies, online poker, Basic College Schoolwork.

Parts Not Required: I need everything :)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Best for the $$

Additional Comments: I am a complete Noob but can follow directions well. Really looking forward to building a PC on my own. I haven't done hours of research as of yet. Just looking for a nice little build for a home PC. Also I haven't seen any mentioning of it, but is there any soldiering involved?
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  1. You need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, OS, and speakers?
  2. Yes. Well I could find an old mouse/keyboard if need be. But I do need a new monitor/speaker system.
  3. Motherboard + OS (ASRock 880GM-LE Micro ATX + Windows 7 Home Premium

    CPU + Ram (Athlon II x3 445 Rana + Mushkin Essentials 4GB 1333)

    Case + Dvd Burner (Rosewill R101-P-BK + LITE-ON 24X DVD Burner)

    Power Supply + Hard Drive (OCZ Fatality 550W + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB)

    Monitor (Asus MS228H 1080p led backlight 22" monitor)

    Total: $550 + a couple of rebates.
  4. Looks like a great deal on that monitor.
  5. For the same price as the HDD/PSU combo above you can get a the 1TB Samsung and a Corsair PSU (both combos are $84.98 after MIR).

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