System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing internet, word functions, watching movies.
Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, OS, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whatever will offer the bestdeal
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Trusted name brands
SLI or Crossfire: Not sure
Well, I have no experience in building PCs so I would prefer to have it prebuilt for me or custom built. I'd like to stay within these boundaries because I will only need it for minor gaming with games like Diablo 3 and a select few other games, nothing too taxing. Other uses will be typical home usage and word functions for school. I do not need a monitor, mouse, or OS. Thank you so much for your help and I will try to offer any more information I can.
Total is $550 but mail in rebates will bring it down to $540. Going over $40 budget is worth getting the SSD which will greatly increase speed on a low end system, and the HD 7770 is decent mid range GPU that will play all the current games at high or ultra settings.