First build Help, $500-$700, Movies/gaming

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or 2, no real rush

Budget Range: $500-$700, but i have the money for a $700 computer if need be

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly watch movies and play some games on the side

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU

Overclocking: No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Basically looking to put together a budget computer to watch movies and play some games, nothing special

Here is what i had in mind, but if i could cut down on prices, or do combo deals that would be a great help.

Cooler Master HAF $59.99

ASUS Black 24X $16.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500 GB $49.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB $54.99

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W $69.99 & $10 shipping

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $144.99 and $10 promotion
AMD Phenom II X4 965 $159.99

GPU: GTX 460
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB $179
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB $209

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 $94.99
MSI 870-G45 $54.99
ASRock M3A770DE $59.99 & 2.99 shipping

Not sure, something that is the same as GIGABYTE or MSI to go w/ the MOBO?

Windows 7 $99.99
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  2. i think some of those combo deals are not available anymore, but that is a good example of the type of help i am looking for.
  3. oh sweet, thanks

    for some reason i couldn't find them
  4. Yep u are welcomed ^^
  5. so the computer is all built and running fine but i have a question about the back case fan.

    I have it plugged into cha_fan2 which is the same as PWR_fan so i dont think that is a problem, but it runs at max speed all the time and is really noisy.

    I guess its not that big of a deal and is better if everything doesnt overheat, but i was wondering if there was any way to make it run slower when the computer is not performing any tasks and producing much heat.

    heres an example of what the speeds are at, does this look normal?

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