Help on new build with 1000 budget

Approximate Purchase Date: In 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000 before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (d3), math computing

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg (idk others sites I can buy from)

Country: US

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: No (But maybe in the future)

SLI or Crossfire: No (But maybe in the future)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (not sure, is this suitable for gaming?)

Additional Comments: Needs Win7 too.


150 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
160 AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106010
150 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
45 COOLER MASTER GX 450W : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060
50 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
100 Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136776
20 LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM
100 Fractal Design Arc Midi Black :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007
140 Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

As it stands right now, I'll be off my budget 'cause of the OS + KB + Mouse. I'm pretty much open to suggestions to save money. Even changing from AMD to Intel is fine with me, but opted for AMD due to pricing. Another concern that I have is if the components are compatible : 1. Is the power supply enough. 2. WIll everything fit in the case. 3. Is there any bottleneck in the build. etc.

For the HD and monitor, idk what is good for a cheap price. For the monitor, I'm looking for a decent display for a decent price 'cause I wanted to play d3 on high settings.

Any help is really appreciated! :)
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  1. I would switch the cpu to a PhenomII x4. The 975 has an additional $15 off til May 20th, bringing it down to $135. It wil work just fine in that motherboard. Take some of the $25 you would save there and get a better power supply like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235027
    The last place you want to skimp is on the power supply
    As far as a bottleneck, your cpu could easily keep up with a much better video card, so yes there is one. It wont cause a problem really though, as you will be able to get 100% usage out of the card.
  2. Get the FX 4100 or the Phenom 965 BE over the 6200 as they are faster per clock and OC better.
  3. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B006I2H0YS/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337225714&sr=1-8 $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

    http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html <----- another look at that case

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0348766 $59.99 + .99 shipping
    Antec
    High Current Gamer Series 520W ATX Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910000 $269.98 save: $10.00
    ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <---- another look at that board along with the latest bios update

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.937167 $104.98 save: $13.00
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-mini-HDMI-Graphics-GV-N56GOC-1GI/dp/B0051GK5K8/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337325474&sr=1-11 $173.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2x DVI-I / mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N56GOC-1GI

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_text_c $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-Monitor/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_1 $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full HD LED Monitor - Black | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

    Total: $961.75 *not including shipping and rebates


    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B005C8RTTU/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337325474&sr=1-8 $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card
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