Decided Against Cyberpc, 700 budget build help please!

Hello again! So I posted on the forum about my comp build and had some questions on there. After getting a few good suggestions from you guys about building my own, I decided against them and decided to build my own pc using basically the same parts that were suggested to me. Well after adding them to my cart I forgot to calculate tax into my budget and had to go a bit slower on some parts. Unfortunately not knowing much about the difference in parts the only thing I could think of was slowing the processor down and my cd/dvd drive a bit cheaper. I was thinking maybe a different Motherboard and an AMD quad/six core processor but wasn't sure what would be comparable to the core i5 I have selected and what would be good for my needs. Well any ideas/suggestions would help a ton. I'm pretty close to my budget. So here is what I have:

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan 4-9 ish, pretty much as soon as I reach my budget

Budget Range: $700ish pretax....pretty much 750ish after tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming the Gameing, Web Surfing, Music/Movies, everything else

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA, California

Parts Preferences
: Ones that don't blow up asap or ship DOA often

Overclocking: No....Maybe if I learn to do it and feel the need to, but hoping not having to

SLI or Crossfire: No idea what this is...dual graphics cards?

Monitor Resolution: Currently have a 32 Inch Monitor running at 1360 x 768 and a 19 Inch running at the same, would like to run at 1920s

Additional Comments: Doesn't have to be fancy pants looking

Tower: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...

Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333

Graphic Card: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Power: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CD/DVD: LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total: 745.48 prerebates with 54 in tax.

Once again, thanks for all your help in advance, I really wish I knew what the heck I was looking at as far as specs go, this would probably be much easier for me and I wouldn't have to bug people(specifically you guys, lol). Also, does the build look decent?
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  1. Looks pretty decent, are you by any chance close to a Microcenter locally?

    You could check out my $600 build and see how you like that.

    But, yes, SLI/CF is dual cards. I don't think you're going to need it. In which case I would suggest you check out my $600 :D

    As for your resolution, you can't want to run at 1920x1080 if your max resolution is 1360x768, or do you mean you're going to buy a 1080P monitor? You can always use dual monitors in which case I would strongly suggest this GPU.

    Sapphire 6950 2GB $260 ($20 MIR)
    I'd suggest trying to stick with Amazon just to layoff taxes.
  2. Was looking around and though maybe I'd switch to this mobo and processor combo, what do you think? Not sure what mobo to pick though

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    was thinking this one due to it having the usb 3.0 ports, 2 pci e 2.0 slots, up to 32 gig ram and am3+ so I could upgrade the processor later on down the road if I wanted. That or this next one....

    ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX

    That'd drop me about 80 bucks and it looks like I could upgrade in the future...unless I read stuff wrong. I was looking only to cut about 30 bucks from my previous list, so I could even bump up the Graphic Card or maybe just the ram another 8 gig and still save a little. What do you guys think?
  3. Sounds good, for the motherboard I'd go with this one just to save money and still get similar performance. Plus you get 8x/8x as opposed to not having that option if you went with the Asus.
    Another option is this Asrock
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