$600-700 from scratch gaming PC

Hello, I am looking to piece together a gaming rig built around being able to run Planetside 2 comfortably in the above mentioned price range.(http://www.planetside2.com/?cid=1063137)

Approximate Purchase Date: This coming week

Budget Range: $600-700 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, anything else

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: I may get a decent case as a gift, everything else will be nessisary

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: City, State/Region, Country - New Jersey, USA

Parts Preferences: None specifc, just what is the most optimal

Overclocking: Probally

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Its going to be a build from the ground up, thank you for your help.
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  1. That prebuilt is crap for the money. Let me put something together for you.
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lsQ4

    This is a great build for the money. No case because you said you will be getting one as a gift.
  3. That's a pretty dismal Cyberpower computer. I can piece you together one much better for that price:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.97 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.22 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $692.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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