Budget Gaming Rig

I'm trying to put together a viable gaming rig on a short budget. Here is the relevant info:


Approximate Purchase Date: next couple months

Budget Range: $550-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Net Surfing, Streaming

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive (it's SATA and 500gb), DVD Burner (case = maybe), monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no specific

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none specific

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 right now, might upgrade later.

Additional Comments: Rig must be able to handle Crysis on medium settings. Would like to last 3-4 years with a bit of upgrading.
I like to game but I'm not a graphics nut, if that info helps.
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  1. nevermind earier question


    I think for $700 you can get a decent PC with a new 1920x1080 monitor. gimme a bit
  2. All from Newegg:

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $50
    Core i5-3450 - $199
    XFX Double D Radeon HD 6870- $180
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply - $80
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600mhz - $47
    GIGABYTE H77 mATX motherboard - $95

    =$651 and you get DiRT Showdown


    There are a few sales and you might want to get a SSD for a faster boot and overall system for $80 more.
  3. here you go for $700:

    Rosewill Blackbone case: $33.99 w. promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $109.99, weekly special
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306

    XFX HD 6870: $169.99 before $30 rebate, plkus free DiRT 3 and Deus Ex
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    Seasonic M12 II 520W PSU: $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    Pareema 8 GB RAM, DDR3-1600: $40.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576013

    Gigabyte B75 motherboard: $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128540

    Intel i5-3550: $209 plus a free T-shirt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116505


    total: $694.43 before rebate and shipping
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