$700 budget gaming system

Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: 700-750~ before rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching videos, extremely minor photoshopping, homeworking


Parts Not Required: Speakers, keyboard, mouse


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: US (New York City)


Parts Preferences: I would ideally like a intel i5 build, but I'm not sure my budget can handle it. More below.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: no


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I suffer from vertigo, so I really can't play games too extensively. I have no intention to buy Crysis 2 or Battlefield as they all make me extremely dizzy. Instead, I focus on MMORPG's and games by Blizzard and the like.

That being said, I assume I won't need extremely powerful parts, but instead I focus on more aesthetically pleasing aspects of products (In my mind, Phenom sounds wayyy better than Athlon).

A HAF 922 is a must for me, and there's this combo deal for it with a Phenom II 955 x4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.630869

Also, if I can fit in a LED display controller panel into the budget, that would be awesome. I want to try and make the case look as "gamer" as possibly. Anything else is up for grabs.

Edit: I also have Windows 7 professional so that should be taken into consideration.

Thanks in advance. Sorry if I'm making it hard.
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