First Timer Budget Gaming Build?

I'm looking to build a system to replace my old hp a6037c desktop. My budget is around $700 USD excluding a LCD and OS. I'll mainly be using the build for gaming and not much else. I would prefer to order all my parts from newegg if possible. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated :D
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  1. The Tom's community would be happy to help, but we will need a little more information before we can begin. Can you fill you the information requested from the following post and paste it into a reply on this thread.
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this week

    Budget Range: Around 700 USD Before rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly gaming

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

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country of Origin: USA

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Doesn't matter as long as it has decent reputation

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: N/A reusing old lcd

    Additional Comments: I would like a nice case with LED's but cooling is more important
  3. Siggy 600$ build. Since you do have 700$ to work with.

    Change the 2100 in my siggy to an i5 2400. That'd bring you to 670$. Then change the 6850 to a 6870/560 Ti because you have 30$ left to work with.

    The only thing about this, you won't be able to overclock. However check out these performance numbers.
    1100T vs 2500K

    You can instead drop the 6870 if you'd like and use the remaining 30$ to get the 2500K in which case you'd get an overclockable CPU, however your GPU would take a hit.
  4. Ok since neither of these are actually what you had asked for lets try this. I'm rounding everything to the closest $ because I don't care to list 19.99, its 20. Also nothing is listed with any rebates as you stated your budget was $700 without rebates.

    Board:Asrock P67 (needs to be a P67 to overclock) $130
    Chip:Intel I5 2500k (k = easy overclocking) $225
    Case/PS:Antec Illusion 300 case w/430w power supply $95
    DVD:Cheap DVD Burner $19
    Disk:Cheap HDD 360GB 7200RPM $37
    Ram: (I always use corsair) 2x2GB $45
    Video: AMD 6790 - $150

    Total build cost $701

    This system isn't a GFX power house, but for $700 it will still kick much arse. If you can spare the $'s it would pay off to drop another $50 in the video card to get a 560ti or 6870. You can probably find that in rebates on the linked items.

    Edit - added a space to remove frowny face
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