Originally Posted by 02geek
That is a good question. I am looking to make a pc and am wondering what wd i get for 700?
$700 is a fine budget for mid-range gaming pc. You can definitely start with the i5 2nd gen and grab that best bang for the buck Radeon HD 6850 video card or the new Radeon HD 7770 (two of these run right next to 6970 or GTX 580 for nearly $200 less). Either one will support 1080p and plays well with most modern games at mid to high settings.
Be sure you have a well design chassis (such as the Diablotek EVO case in this $700 Custom Gaming PC Build
) to provide sufficient ventilation for internal components, otherwise you will have intermittent performance drops during high load.