Gaming pc build on roughly a $720 budget

Approximate Purchase Date: end of theweek
 
Budget Range: $720 roughly doesn't matter rebates can be before or after.
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, interwebs, movies
 
Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
 
Country of Origin: United States
 
Parts Preferences: anything other then AMD have has terrible luck with CPUs.

Overclocking:No
 
SLI or Crossfire:No
 
Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
 
Additional Comments: I'm new to building computers and the budget is relatively flexible but not by to much. The games I plan on playing are diablo3 and skyrim. I currently play tf2 and sc2. I don't mind what the case looks like. Thank you for any help.
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  1. Here's how I'd suggest doing it, all prices NEwegg

    i5-2400: $190
    AS Rock H61-M/U3S3: $75
    Team Elite 8 GB DDR3-1333: $47
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HDD: $60
    Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze PSU: $35
    HIS HD6850 w/ 2 free games: $160
    Rosewill R102 micro ATX mini tower: $30
    Rosewill Blue LED 120mm fan: $8
    Masscool 80mm fan: $3
    22x DVD burner: $19

    total $627

    Add Win 7 for $100
  2. @ScrewySqrl Thank you for the build, two questions how difficult is it to install the fans? And since I don't need an OS could you recommend a more powerful gpu?
  3. without an OS, you could get a GTX 560ti, but the case has only 9" of card clearance

    This model will fit, and is $219.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261100

    Alternately, you could get a Vertex 2 60 GB SSD for a boot drive for $100
  4. One last question the psu would you recommend like 520w or higher? I was thinking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047 but i'm not sure if it is nesscary or if you know a better or cheaper psu.
  5. that will work just fine for any vid card up to a 6950. It coudl just BARELY manage a GTX 570, but only 2 amps to spare.
  6. Alright thx for all your help. So I think this is the build I'm going for, let me know if anything seems like it won't work.

    i5-2400: $190
    AS Rock H61-M/U3S3: $75
    Team Elite 8 GB DDR3-1333: $47
    Palit NE5X56T01102-1140F GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi):$220
    Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI: $60
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HDD: $60
    22x DVD burner: $19
    Rosewill R102 micro ATX mini tower: $30
    Rosewill Blue LED 120mm fan: $8
    Masscool 80mm fan: $3

    Total: $712
  7. I would avoid the Rosewill PSU. Get this instead

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    it has 34 amps on the 12v line, and the 560ti needs only 24.
  8. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-BP500U-500W-Power-Supply/dp/B000H9KRY8/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312937246&sr=1-6 $54.09 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec BP500U ATX 12V 500W Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.695723 $203.98 save: $11.00
    Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
    ADATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH

    http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H61M-VS-Intel-Micro-Motherboard/dp/B004S9JXPW/ref=sr_1_3?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312937111&sr=1-3 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASRock H61M-VS Intel H61 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=EV-GTX560&title=EVGA-nVidia-GeForce-GTX560-Ti-FPB-1GB-DDR5-2DVI-Mini-HDMI-PCI-Express-Video-Card $229.99 Free Shipping
    EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti FPB 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - 01G-P3-1561-KR

    Total: $723.91
  9. @ScrewySqrl Ok thanks for the advice

    @why_me Thank you for finding great prices :)
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