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.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  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
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230
    Chip:Intel I5 2500k (k = easy overclocking) $225
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Case/PS:Antec Illusion 300 case w/430w power supply $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129065
    DVD:Cheap DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192
    Disk:Cheap HDD 360GB 7200RPM $37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098
    Ram: (I always use corsair) 2x2GB $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145278
    Video: AMD 6790 - $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102931

    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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