Low-price gaming pc (non-overclock) help

So yeah, I've been doing alot of research for the pass 2 months waiting for the holiday sales and have chose out SOME parts for the computer.

This is for a non-overclock, non-SLI/Crossfire gaming PC [For upcoming games Ex. Crysis]

Current components

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ~ $45
Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 600W ~ $90 (w/o rebate)
Ram: A-Data Extreme Edition 2GB PC2 6400 (4-4-4-12) ~ $70 (w/o rebate)
CPU Heatsink: ZEROtherm BTF95 ~ $45

Either (CPU and MoBo)
Intel C2D E6750 w/ Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ~ $300
-or-
AMD X2 5000+ w/ Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 ~ $200

No worries about the graphics card, hard drive, or DVD things. I already know the ones I want. *coughHD3800

And this is all that I have chosen. Wondering if I should change anything since its non-overclock and non-SLI/Crossfire.

Let the opinions roll away (or not)
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  1. The difference between the intel e6750 and the X2 5000+ is pretty vast. I imagine that you'll see a significant difference in gaming performance when comparing the two. The E6750 is a far superior CPU.

    If the question is: Is it $100 superior? I would have to say yes, it is.
  2. The X2 6000+ or X2 6400+ may be good deals if refusing to OC for some reason.

    However the E6750 is likely still faster.
  3. Well, I forgot to mention this, but I'm familiar with the 5000+ black edition, so I CAN overclock it to 3.0 GHz, but just that cpu.

    Can you guys give tell me a good CPU thats pretty good non-overclock? Cause I don't feel like overclocking things unless I already know how to.
    Intel or AMD it doesn't matter. Just want to build a comp. that will handle Crysis when it comes out.
  4. E6750 will smoke it.
  5. If you don't plan to overclock, buy the Intel setup and get rid of that aftermarket cooler. The stock coolers do pretty well, and that'll save you $45. If you absolutely insist on getting an aftermarket cooler, the Freezer 7 Pro is great, and only $19.99 right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134&Tpk=Freezer%2b7%2bPro

    Really though, you don't need it if you're not overclocking. ;)
  6. So lets see, I have:

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ~ $45
    Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 600W ~ $90 (w/o rebate)
    Ram: A-Data Extreme Edition 2GB PC2 6400 (4-4-4-12) ~ $70 (w/o rebate)
    CPU + MoBo: Intel C2D E6750 w/ Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ~ $300

    Extra (free from friend/connections):
    Hard drives: 7200RPM Barracuda 80Gig + 7200RPM Barracuda 1TB
    Graphics Card: MSI 8800Ultra 768MB GDDR3
    Drives: Sony DVD Reader + Sony DVD writer

    Need any other changes to become better/cheaper?

    EDIT:
    Should I change the PSU to a:
    CORSAIR CMPSU 450W ~ $80 (w/o rebate)
    or keep the one I have on right now?
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