[New Build] Budget Gaming PC Under $650? Looking for a Build!

Hello Hello~! Let me know if there is anymore information you would like to know.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days / next week (hopefully)

Budget Range: $400 - 650 (Can go higher, but really looking for a super budget computer here)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video capture, video editing, art programs

Parts Not Required: Will take gaming mouse / keyboard / speaker (headset) suggestions though I have these items.
CD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106057&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=18ceewshli3ef
I can most likely re-use this right?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or reliable site

Country: I live in USA

Parts Preferences:
I've seen this case posted a few times for people and it looks extremely promising.
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=jt7ze554zd6t

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Not exactly sure what this is

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I am basically looking for a budget well-rounded gaming PC (upgrade-able would be nice, but not a must). I was using the "community" desktop for gaming, but alas, I have a job and I want to build my own PC!

I'm looking for "Good for it's class" parts, much like the case. I don't play too graphically intense games, most are Free to Play; however, I do want a PC that can record while having the settings turned up high. (Preferably highest settings :])

Also need to get Windows 7...

Thanks for your help!
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  1. This website has some great price/performance articles.


    those are great articles for graphics and processors.

    In your price range, it seems something like a Radeon 6870, or a 6850 would be a nice value.

    Also, on the higher end of your budget you could throw in an i5 2400 (if you dont plan to OC)
  2. First, yes, you can reuse that optical drive.

    Here's a build you can use: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/84fS

    Add $100 for Windows 7 and you're at about $610 before rebates, $560 after rebates, without a case. The case you chose is nice, but kind of a waste since you won't be overclocking and the parts you have won't be generating that much heat. You will see no performance difference between the $65 HAF 912 and something a little cheaper like the $50 Challenger or really any case with two fans.
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dBUd

    There you go!
    Can even play graphic intensive games on highest ;)
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