#1
Hello I just started playing guitar and I wanted to start off with a decent amp.

My Guitar: Schecter Damien solo elite 6

My budget: I would rather not go over $500

Bands I play: Muse, NIN, Bush, Creed, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, Atreyu

Id like to buy New so I'm not looking for something discontinued or hard to find.

A clean channel is very important to me as that's how I practice. Effects are not as important as I plan on buying pedals in the near future anyway.

I will be playing 80% in my room and 20% with a drummer and bassist.

I was looking at the Peavey VIPYR VIP 3, the Peavey Bandit 112, and the Crate FlexWave FW65 although I haven't actually played any of them.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
#2
For the budget you're looking at, you can definitely do better than what you've listed, especially the Crate. What I would recommend is finding a decent used tube combo, probably a Randall or a Marshall would work best for you. If nothing else, get yourself a Peavey Valveking 2x12 combo. Much better tone than the Vypyr, and the clean channel has very nice definition.
#3
Why don't you want to buy used?

Just think of the rig you could build with that much cash, with such a down market as we're seeing today.