This summer I have planned to build a new computer due to the current one being 3years old with no upgrades. I have done my fair share of research and plan to do a real cheap build ( Budget max is $600 ) but still have some horsepower for games. I need help pointing out possible bottlenecks and maybe bad picks for the equipment. Also if possible I wanted to buy the parts through out summer and assemble within 3-5 weeks. So I would really appreciate if someone can tell me what parts to buy first and what parts to buy last so I don't see a price drop and lose out even more money.
For the PSU, I recommend the Antec Earthwatts 430w PSU on sale for the incredible price of only $40 AR including shipping. I normally llike a little stronger PSU but this is a real bargain. Quiet, well made, efficient and earth friendly, and cheap.
get the Antec Trio 550w, thats definitely enough, i am running a similar rig right now with the same power supply but an older version. I have the E2160 running at 3.2GHZ + 24/7 and its holding up fine.
The Earthwatts 430 has 34amps on 12v so it would be fine. The 500w Stealth Stream listed above is also a good PSU and a good buy, althougj it may not provide any more power on the 12v rail than the Earthwatts if using more than 50 watts power on the 3 and 5 volt rails because of the way the StealthStream is made.