Howdy y'all! I thought i'd get this here blog in before the month's end. I have to say that she's a much more purrty pc than the last one.
Mobo: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel $69.99 Newegg
Cpu: Intel Core i3-2100 $120 Amazon
Ram: Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz $22 Amazon (can get 8gb if you want, add $26 to total)
Hdd: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM $86 Amazon
Gpu: XFX ATI Radeon HD6770 $95 w/ rebate Amazon
Psu: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W $40 Amazon
Tower: NZXT Technologies Source 210 $40 Amazon
Total Cost of Ownership: $473 ($499 with 8gb of ram)
Looking back EDITED: Honestly, I had little free time when i made this build. So when i made this section i just wanted to Fill it with words and GTFO. Now i'm actually going to fill it with useful words and ideas. My first thing i need to say is that this is a budget PC for people that can't necessarily drop big money on their PC. If you feel you can save more money for your PC please do so. Secondly, to give you an idea of the capability of this GPU here are some numbers and titles. Crysis 2 on high settings (DX9) at 1080p, 40FPS. Dirt 3 ultra settings 4x AA at 1080p, 35 FPS. Like Someone has said later on in the comments, I would suggest a lower res screen with this build, but you can go 1080p and play most of your games on medium or high. Google the card to get a better idea of what it can do. Third, check out your local computer hardware stores. Some of them can give you pretty good deals on higher end hardware that could keep to this budget. Finally, this is just a suggested build. Modify it to suit your needs like splurging on a better GPU, or attaching a kite to it. This has received more attention than i ever expected, so thanks for your time and I'll see you again later this month.