Gaming PC for around $700

I'd like advice on the PC I'm trying to build. Below are the details and a link to the parts. Please let me know if I've made any big mistakes or if anyone can suggest a compatible part that keeps the system in the same price range. The following link goes to pcpartspicker with my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/biZI The actual price at Newegg was lower yesterday but I can still work with it.
Thanks for any help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopfullly this month - July 2012

Budget Range: Less than $700 or as close as possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, case. I have Windows 7 64 bit OS already.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Country: US

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: I have a case from a previous computer. GIGABYTE GZ-X2BPD-500 Black 0.6mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233033
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  1. ok well can you tell me what kind of gaming you are looking at or are you crazy about ultra settings?
  2. Swap the 560 for a 6870. Same price region, but better:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    You are probably going to want and swap that case out for something else though.
    You could try the Antec Three Hundred or the HAF 912. I don't own either (NZXT Gamma),
    but they are both solid cases that are usually at or below the $50 mark after rebates.
  3. I only play steam games, Wow, and minecraft now because I have an older machine. I'd like to play some of the newer games but I don't need top of the line.
  4. what games do you hope to play?
  5. well believe me this is a very nice computer you should definetely buy it
  6. oh yeah sorry add 100 for win 7 unless you already have it
  7. This is a better gaming build:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bnyQ

    Better GPU. Took off the cooler and the unlocked CPU since you aren't overclocking.
  8. Thanks for taking a look. I'm checking these out now. I made a mistake and double posted this so in case it disappears I"m saving your build.
  9. ok good luck
  10. you should end this thread if you think that you are going to go with my ideas. i built the same computer just with a fx-8120 instead of fx-6100 and a hd 6850 instead of a 6870... I think i made a mistake buy hey im set with my cpu for a LONG time because as games start using more cores my computer will get stronger and stronger :P but the hd 6870 is better at texture filtering or it can handle ultra with about 10 fps more than the 6850
  11. plan on crossfiring eventually
  12. forgot to mention on the mobo there are 8pin atx 12v you only need to use 4pins just to tell you I almost lost it when the pins from the PSU didn't fit :P
  13. The system is fine for gaming, although I would suggest a different CPU, the FX-6100 isn't a "terrible" choice, (although some on the forum may scream bloody murder), I still say the Phenom IIs will offer more consistent performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    As far as crossfiring 6870s, a 650 watt PSU will be sufficient for it, so you can save money there

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020&Tpk=tx650
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