$600-750 Gaming PC (First time need help!)

Hello, I am new here I am in need of help. I am looking for a good build that I could use for gaming at the most $750.
I enjoy playing games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and I would really like to get into Star Wars.
I am simply just looking for a good build that will last, give me room for upgrades(later on), and run the games I like to play in high/ultra settings! Also would like to add I am using a 32 inch HDTV as a monitor, I use 1360 X 768(wide) resolution in WoW currently(build needs to have hdmi) and I do not need an OS but if there is a package deal so be it! :) Any help is greatly appreciated!!!:)
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  1. Do you need a keyboard/mouse? What about overclocking(run the CPU faster) or crossfire-ing/SLI-ing(using 2+ graphics cards)?

    Assuming no to those above questions,

    here's something that should work (might need other opinions as i'm a little new to this)

    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate SV35.5 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.05 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $676.15
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2011-12-16 02:21 EST-0500)

    if you are interested in overclocking, go with the i5-2500K cpu. Motherboard should support crossfire/SLI, and I'm not sure how the power supply would do with SLI/Crossfire.
  2. Would it be possible to get a i7 with this budget? And no I don't plan on overclocking or sli, I just want something I can game on for now and experiment with later.
  3. it costs $100 more for i7 and there is almost no improvement when gaming, infact i5 sometimes does slightly better than i7 on some games. if anything get an i5-2500k instead of i5-2500, thats all you will ever need. my i5 is extremely powerful.

    check out fractal design cases, they are very aesthetically pleasing and just as functional as a cooler master.

    you will regret going with that hard drive, get a 7200rpm drive
  4. Anonymous said:
    it costs $100 more for i7 and there is almost no improvement when gaming, infact i5 sometimes does slightly better than i7 on some games. if anything get an i5-2500k instead of i5-2500, thats all you will ever need. my i5 is extremely powerful.

    check out fractal design cases, they are very aesthetically pleasing and just as functional as a cooler master.

    you will regret going with that hard drive, get a 7200rpm drive

    +1 on the i7 vs i5


    And here's a better HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    ~$20 more (if you include amazon shipping)

    Personally, I like the CoolerMaster over the Fractal designs. There are a number of good cases.
  5. fractal is the beast
    @ OP do u have a microcenter close by? there are some combos there
  6. That case is actually 90 dollars for some reason? Why is that?

    EDIT: I found another case that I like on Newegg also about the PSU will it run for a long time and not struggle also will it handle the tubro boost to 3.7?

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Cases%20%28Computer%20Cases%20-%20ATX%20Form%29-_-Cooler%20Master-_-11119227&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

    Please tell me what you think
  7. Im not sure why Amazon has it as $60. Odd.

    And that case seems fine to me. Dunno about the PSU. It seems like a quality PSU (since it was recommended to me) but I don't know how it will handle turbo boost.
  8. i'd go with antec illusion over that cooler master case
    or fractal design core 3000 which is a bit more expensive
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