I'm actually open on the budget but under $500 would be ideal.
I tend to play strategy games like Star Craft, Civilization, etc. I'm more of a console person but when a really good game comes out I want to be able to handle it.
I know, he asked for the impossible. however that woot laptop would have played the hell out of Civ. That one has a step up in graphics from my laptop and mine plays civ just fine.
Case: Xigmatek Asgard Pro $50
PSU: Cooler Master 500w $40
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro $99
CPU: i5 3350P $180
Ram: 8 GB PNY DDR3 1600 $35
Optical: Asus DVD Burner $20
Vid Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 $165
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD $110
Storage: reuse whatever hard drive is in your current computer
Total: $700 on the nose
Just received an unexpected sales bonus so I have about a grand to play with. Any suggestions on the hard drive?