Here's a great new starting point if you see this thread on 8/16 am (until 09:59AM PT, or about Noon Central time): Newegg combo (today only)http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?nm_mc=EMC-SD082012&cm_mmc=EMC-SD082012-_-SD081612-_-item-_-combo
1x Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Four Fans - 2 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 120mm Fan,1 x Rear 120mm Fan, Support up to 6 Fans (Model:FUTURE) $44.99
1x MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:890FXA-GD70) $169.99
1x Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply (Model:RG530-S12) $49.99
1x AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX (Model:FD4100WMGUSBX) $109.99
1x OCZ Vertex Plus R2 VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Model:VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB) $84.99
1x G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT (Model:F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT) $20.49
Combined Total: $480.44
Combo Discounts: -$80.45
Combo Price: $399.99
Add in your own video card choice, such as the HD7770 in the TR guide (link in 2nd post above), and you've again got a better, faster computer for less.
What makes it "faster"??
The solid state drive.
Want even faster yet? grab another 4GB of that same Ram to get 8GB total.
Or....Move up one level in graphics if you are an intense gamer, such as to a HD6850.
These combo deals come every week it seems.