Seeking advice for newbie

Hello ,
I would like some advice. I want to build a new computer with my son up to about $600. Though I am willing to spend more if the parts would add a year or so onto the computer. I would use it for spreedsheets, multiple tab internet browsing, cyrsis etc gaming. I would like it to be low on power usuage since it will be on all day. It will be a family computer. So far I have windows 7, a mouse, keyboard and an acer x203H flat screen moniter and a printer.

I am looking at the following parts though this is now running about $650 and I still don't have a hard drive or graphics card. Is these parts worth the price? Should I go with something different and upgrade later? Any help would be appreciative. also do I need the silver glue stuff to put these parts in? Does the motherboard come with internet or is that a seperate part I need to buy?
I told you..totally clue less :)
I also won't be overclocking..nor allowing my teenage son to do so.

.ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard -$189 after rebate (5 year warrenty)

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE - $94.99 after rebates

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR -$67.99

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX plus Rosewell case - $269.99 after instant combo savings
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  1. Hi Mandigo! Welcome to the forums.
    You seem to have a fairly good idea of what to look for, but we need to move some things around. The biggest thing is changing the 1100t to an i5-2400, which will outperform it.

    Well, you have 2 options.

    955 and am3+ with a 6870
    i5-2400 with a 6850
    Your choice. $650 is a tough budget.

    But first, please fill out this form:
    Fill that out, I'll be in touch!
  2. Here's an intel based build , that do do everything smoothly :

    CPU & Motherboard: $265- i5-2400 & Biostar H67

    HDD & Optical Drive: $72- Seagate Barracuda 1TB & LiteON

    RAM: $32- GSkill NS (2X 2GB)(4GB is more than sufficient for your needs. 8GB is needed you you do simultaneously complex video & photo editing)

    Power Supply: $55- Antec High Current 520 (80plus bronze certified, will provide ample power )

    GPU: $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870(Will handle gaming department with ease)

    Case: $36- NZXT Gamma Classic

    Total (Excluding Rebates): 635 USD

    Rebates: $20

    BUDGET RANGE: 650 Before rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet,


    keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, windows 7

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) / SHOP FOR PARTS: doesn't matter. On-line also have a MC center near me. and a mem of BJ's and Costco

    PARTS PREFERENCES: doesn't matter

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: what is crossfire?

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600 x 900 / 60 Hz

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: power saver would be nice
  4. Thank you both!!
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