New build for beginner sub 1000 gaming pc,

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 700-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, potential watching Netflix, blu-ray DVD
Parts Not Required: will supply OEM Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:whever is the best/cheapest. Put together a system on Newegg for 900, a little too pricy
Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type; Intel based, as I think they tend to be more stable. But if AMD is way cheaper for similar performance, then I'm game

Overclocking: prob not, as I haven't done that too often

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 or better

Additional Comments:I built an AMD sytem for my son about 6 yrs ago, fast, but would oc get the BSOD, and it frustrated us both. It was prob heat related, but still would like somthing that can play a mean Halo and not freeze. Also, he loves to collect music, have loads of Itunes, thus the larger Hard drive.

So here is my build so far:


1) Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
2) GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z68XP-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512
3)Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
4)Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
5)GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
6)G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
7)Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
8)ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Total price 880.

Thanks for the expertise of the forum. You guys are awesome.

LP
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  1. If you bought 4GB of RAM instead of 8GB (8GB is overkill now), you can go with a Radeon 6870, which is a step better than the 6850
  2. gonna suggest come part improvements and savings, dont have time to explain them sorry:

    $10 off rosewill challenger with promo code EMCKBKF62
    8gb 1333mhz cl7 ram (just as good as 1600mhz cl9) $55 w/code EMCKBKF42
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231440&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL080411&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL080411-_-EMC-080411-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231440-L07B

    antec 750w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
    spinpoint hdd (this is the hdd you want, much faster than the green) $50 w/code EMCKBKF62:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL080411&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL080411-_-EMC-080411-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22152185-L0G

    nothing wrong with the mobo, but i think there are better choices for the money/less:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.674899
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

    hd6870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102913
    or a gtx 560 ti if you can make room for it:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651
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