Building New System ~850US

My friend is getting a new pc and he's asking me to help him, so I thought it would be a good idea to ask you guys, here goes...

Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend, maybe the next one

Budget Range: 850USD before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (CoD,NFS), MMOs, web surfing, word processing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (would prefer it from the same site)

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1440x900 (getting a new one but not sure because of budget)

Additional Comments: The quieter the better, but it's not really an issue.

Parts that I chose:
I'm still sorta new to these recent parts since I haven't built one in two~three years so I'm not sure
If anything else works better, feel free to comment

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Acer V193WEJbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 50000:1(1000:1)

Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black

I know the graphics card is overkill for the monitor but if I get a larger monitor it goes over the budget.
Any suggestions?
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  1. Hello beyblade5566;
    Lookin good. Excellent choice of parts. Everything is compatible.
    Think you can squeeze a CPU cooler into the build?

    That 1440x900 res monitor will do really well with the HD 5770. A good match for gaming.
  2. Um a CPU cooler?
    Hm...Guess I could someway or another, would it be hard to install?
    I've always used the stock HSF up until now since I don't really OC that much...
    the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is ok right?
  3. CM Hyper 212+ is excellent - you could even spend a bit less on another model.
    Will have to check the fit for that RC=130 case. I was thinking more along the lines of a 92mm CPU cooler.

    Here is a gaming case with 3 case fans included - just $5 more when you figure in shipping. Rosewill DESTROYER Gaming Mid Tower Case
  4. I checked the width of both cases, the RC-310 is 7.50" and the rosewill is 7.48".
    so the hyper 212+ should fit in both if I get it?
  5. Hyper 212+ 120mm CPU cooler will fit the RC-310 - but just barely.
    I think a 92mm cooler would look better inside the case window.
  6. ok thanks for the suggestion
  7. Yes it would fit both - it's only the visual of the CM 212+ almost touching the case window that detracts from the big cooler option, IMO.
  8. anyone else have any suggestions? especially the graphics card and the monitor.
    also would the Alienware m11x + a 19" screen be a decent configuration?
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