$500 or less gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month I hope

Budget Range: 500 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: WoW, Netflix

Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, dvd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1360x768

Additional Comments: I've got some ideas of parts, missing case and power supply so far. Just wondering what others think, and if I could do cheaper or better than what I have listed. The ones I have listed come to $439 with no case or power at the moment. Thanks.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

SPARKLE SXX460768D5UNM GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
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  1. you could get better game performance with an i3-2100 for $130 and a H61 motherboard for $80 (w/ USB 3 & SATA 3).

    Get an inexpensive case, like the Xigmatek Asgard II ($30), HEC Blitz ($40), Sentei Black Box ($45) or the Rosewill Destroyer ($50) with 120mm fans.

    the GTX 460 768 will be plenty of GPU at your resolution, but consider getting teh 1 GB version or the HD6850 if you can swing the extra $30 or so.

    a 450-550W PSU will be adequate. Right now the OCZ Fata1ty 550W PSU is on sale for $40, but only for a couple days
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