Is there anything here that actually falls completely within budget!?
This option is better:
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $80 shipped [Newegg] with promo EMCNDHH76
AMD Phenom II x4 965 (OEM) - $88.40 after promo code SWIM (shipping approx. $2.35 USPS first class) [Superbiiz]
ASRock 970 Extreme3 - $76.50 shipped [Newegg] after promo (see link)
Team Xtreem Dark 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kit - $35.67 shipped [Newegg] after promo EMCNDHH49
Samsung F3 500GB HDD - $60 shipped [Newegg] after promo (see link)
NZXT Source 210 - $40 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $35 shipped [NCIX]
ASUS 24X DVD burner - $17 shipped [NCIX]
Rosewill 80MM "stock" cooler - $7 shipped [Newegg]
HIS Radeon 6870 - $160 shipped [Amazon] with $10 rebate
Ladies and gentlemen, the only Radeon 6870 option (the 6870 outperforms all GPUs suggested so far) that falls just within budget. $599.57 shipped before rebates.
This option maintains the inclusion of AM3+ platform, quad core processor, 8GB RAM, fast HDD, and all quality components including PSU.