Need help/advice on <$800 Budget PC

All suggestions welcome. If you do not like any of my suggestions, I am fine with that, just post your owns and tell me why yours is better. Thanks for the help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Preferably before the end of this year.

Budget Range: Preferably less than $800 after rebate.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: programming ,surfing the internet, gaming

Parts Not Required: None.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None. I use amazon and newegg because I don't know much on sites where I can get parts, so if you know any, feel free to suggest.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Any parts that are known for having high success rate/low failure rates and are good price for the parts.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not.

Monitor Resolution: No preference.

Additional Comments: Not really picky about that parts. I will be using it mostly for everyday use such as programming, surfing the internet, playing games, etc. Please include a wireless card. I will/would like to run Linux along side Windows as I will be programming alot in Linux. Make sure you keep it under $800, preferably ALOT less. No lagg is very important. All suggestions welcome. The more suggestions, the better. Include any preferring if possible, if not, that is fine.
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  1. Need some suggestions soon.
  2. Tower

    Phenom II x 4 955 $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Asrock AM3+ Motherboard $93
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

    Rosewill Case $35
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    Seagate 500gb Barracuda $90
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Internal-ST3500413AS/dp/B004TLIEHC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321154395&sr=8-2

    Lg DVD burner $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238

    Corsair CX430 $37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20430

    TP-Link Wireless Adapter $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704059

    PowerColer 6770 $100 after rebates.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131434

    G.skill Ripjaws 4gb $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

    Peripherals

    Monitor $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262011

    Keyboard and Mouse combo $27
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126193

    Logitech Speakers $13
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121013

    Software

    Windows 7 64bit OEM $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    $801 after rebates and shipping.

    If you really want to get under $800. The only thing you need to change is the motherboard to this one below.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131669

    it will bring down the prices to $763

    BUT if you do that, you lose an upgrade path to Piledriver ( Next gen CPUs of AMD CPUs.)
  3. How reliable are those parts? If you could improve the parts, what would you upgrade and upgrade into what?

    All other suggestions are still welcome.
  4. How good of graphics do you need (what types of games will you use it to play?)
  5. TheRedStorm said:
    How good of graphics do you need (what types of games will you use it to play?)

    I dont play games that often vut I want it to be able to function well if I decide to play more often. Games such as sc2.
  6. lhui5484 said:
    How reliable are those parts? If you could improve the parts, what would you upgrade and upgrade into what?

    All other suggestions are still welcome.


    ATI 6870.
    Corsair CX600 ( so that you can go with any single card available)
    Ram to 8gb Dual channel.


    The 6770 is pretty good for SC2 though.
  7. cutebeans said:
    ATI 6870.
    Corsair CX600 ( so that you can go with any single card available)
    Ram to 8gb Dual channel.


    The 6770 is pretty good for SC2 though.


    Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into these.

    As always, all suggestions are welcome. The more different combinations/choices, the better I can understand how things work.
  8. Good luck then! If you could jump up your budget abit that would be great.
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