Looking for a good budget gaming build for 700 dollars

So I'm looking to build my first pc for gaming and I have about 700 bucks to spend. Unfortunately, I also need an operating system which will leave only 600 dollars for the build itself. Could somebody post a good 600 dollar build? Obviously, I'm looking for the absolute most bang for my buck. If possible, it would be great if the build contained a radeon hd 6870, but that may be asking too much for a budget build.
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  1. TheScarecrow97 said:
    So I'm looking to build my first pc for gaming and I have about 700 bucks to spend. Unfortunately, I also need an operating system which will leave only 600 dollars for the build itself. Could somebody post a good 600 dollar build? Obviously, I'm looking for the absolute most bang for my buck. If possible, it would be great if the build contained a radeon hd 6870, but that may be asking too much for a budget build.
    This is $680 at Newegg after $47 in mail in rebates:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($85.24 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $639.14
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-08 21:43 EDT-0400)
  2. Try these two out for ideas:

    Tom's December 2011 $600 build (I think this is a great build):

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097.html

    Tom's System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $650 Gaming PC:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-overclock,3159.html
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