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Hey everyone

I am looking to build a desktop with parts of similar or higher quality to those in the following list. I am hoping to spend no more than 500 dollars, or less if possible. I may be willing to buy a slightly smaller monitor for a much lower price. Thanks a lot! Here's my list:

Processor:

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996


Hard Drive:

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533


Power Supply:

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132


Motherboard:

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504


RAM:

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148543


Video Card:

SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011


Monitor:

Hanns-G HL229DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254091
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Also, case suggestions are welcome!
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Do yourself a favor and pony up the extra $10 for the FX-4300. Its Piledriver-based cores are far superior to the 4100's Bulldozer-based cores.

Also, the newer WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX is actually superior to the WD Black due to being a single-platter drive. It's $25 less expensive as well, which is a bonus.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ EPoX EP-9NPA+ Ultra EVGA GeForce 6800 GS (256-P2-N389-AX) CORSAIR VS1GB400C3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS NEC ND-3520A Windows XP Dell M780 
PowerCaseOther
FSP Group SAGA+ 450R Cooler Master Centurion 5 w/ Window (CAC-T05-WW) Samsung Floppy Drive (SFD321B/LBL1) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS NEC ND-3520A Windows XP Dell M780 
PowerCaseOther
FSP Group SAGA+ 450R Cooler Master Centurion 5 w/ Window (CAC-T05-WW) Samsung Floppy Drive (SFD321B/LBL1) 
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Would intel not be a better option for the budget?
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i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHZ Gigabyte z68x UD3P 2x Sapphire 7870 CrossfireX 16GB kingston ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial m4 64gb Intel 730 Series SSD Samsung DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit 
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Asus 24" 1080p Rosewill 1000w PSU CM 690 Logitech G500 
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i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHZ Gigabyte z68x UD3P 2x Sapphire 7870 CrossfireX 16GB kingston ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial m4 64gb Intel 730 Series SSD Samsung DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit 
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Asus 24" 1080p Rosewill 1000w PSU CM 690 Logitech G500 
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If you live by a micro center, you will find a way better deal on the cpu, motherboard and hard drive. They also price match newegg. If you don't live by one then stick with newegg. You pretty much nailed it with the list of components for the budget, but check micro center's pricing as any extra cash can go into a better gpu.
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