Budget is $600. I need Windows 8.1, but not a keyboard, mouse, monitor, or speakers. I would like to purchase this within the next month. Going for the $120 3TB Seagate hard drive. AMD is fine. 8 gigs of RAM is fine. Want to be able to max Starcraft 2 among all other games that are currently out.
Yea, ditch the 3TB HDD. It'll free up a lot of money for parts you need. You'll want to spend at least half of your budget on a CPU/GPU. Look on newegg and experiment with parts, I'm not going to TELL you what to buy... where's the fun in that?