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Looking for Parts for Building New Computer Around $550

I'm looking to build a new computer but I don't know what parts I should get. I've never made one before, but I'd like to try.

Approx. Purchase Date: Any Time (Probably sometime in February)
Budget Range: $550-ish
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, or Amazon
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: AMD CPU
Overclocking: I'm not exactly sure what this is, but I don't plan on overworking the computer. :??:
SLI or Crossfire: I only plan on using 1 GPU for this computer, so no.
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768
Additional Comments:
This computer will be for regular use and MMOs. I want this computer to have Windows 7, around 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or higher, CPU 5600 or higher, a power supply that can safely run the video card, a mother board that can sustain a couple upgrades (and should have at least 4 USB ports), a plain old boring computer case, and DVD-RW.

If my price is way off up or down, let me know. I have no idea the total price for these.

Edit: Also for the hard drive, I want a hard drive that is above 100GB. I'm not sure what the standard for this is, as my current computer only has 71GB.
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  1. Best answer
    Try this build:

    AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99

    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 $44.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $44.99

    ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $18.99

    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $84.99

    Total: $489 before shipping and taxes (if applicable). Also didn't include Windows 7 64-bit. Can also save a few bucks if you change to this processor. Probably won't lose much performance for your needs by using this:

    AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX $119.99
  2. Thanks! I haven't looked it all over yet, but this looks like exactly what I need. Except I'm wondering where the video card is?
  3. Best answer selected by taylerzy.
  4. The video card is integrated into the CPU.
  5. HOLD UP! Do NOT buy the CX430. Yes, it's a great PSU BUT, it has a very annoying whining problem when you power the PSU. Get a Rosewill CAPSTONE or if you really can't afford it, get a RG430. - Rosewill CAPSTONE 80+ Gold - Rosewill RG430
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