$500 gaming pc

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range:$550 after rebate,shipping and GST(5%)(shipping and GST usually equal 50$)

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

Parts Not Required: monitor,keyboard,mouse, CD drive, hard drive(I have a 500gb sata),
if also have a cicero ATX case but its over 5 years old and have no fans in it. so i expect that i would have to buy a new one but it would be great if i could and spend teh money on other parts of the pc.(i can post pictures if wanted...but its 5 years old)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (canada) .the Canadian version is usually more expensive but has same inventory as its american counterpart.

Country: Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: no..but it would be nice for down the road

SLI or Crossfire:no, but would be nice if it could

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 and possibly a 42" 1080p plasma

Additional Comments: i would like to be able to hook it up to my 42" plasma and play some games(with reduced graphics of course)it has hdmi,vga and s-video outputs.
if I have bean unclear or forgot something just post it and deal with it ASP.
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  1. cpu-i3 2120(117$)/i5 2400 (if u want to overclock)
    gpu-radeon hd 6850($150)
    mother board-Gigabyte - H61M-DS/AS Rock America - H61M-S
    psu-corsair cx 500(about70$)
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    (you may have to substitute a different 6770 if this one is sold out for $20 more)

    Sub Total: $529.96 + gst and fuel.

    Add any fans to your existing case as you can, if the case doesn't work out you will need a new case.
  3. It's a 2500k/z68 sli/crossfire board combo, 8gb mem kit, hd-6770, Silverstone
    Strider Essential 500W Power Supply
  4. Memory express in Winnipeg sold me a upgrade kit on sale, a A6-3650/gigabyte crossfire board for $129 after rebates. OCZ Fata1ty 550 for $24.99 after rebate. So I "owe" them one.

    Also i bought a bunch of seagate 500 gig's for $34.95 when they were going for cheap.

    They beat newegg and you don't have to wait for stuff to come in the mail.
  5. Best answer selected by mshave.
  6. thanks for all your help
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