G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
A-Top SUPER CHARGE ATP-AP550B 550W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
RAIDMAX xA Combo Pack ATX-568WBP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R Burner Black IDE Model AD-7200A-0B - OEM
ARCTIC COOLING ACF64LP 60mm CPU Cooler for low profile PC
This totals up to about $375 or so.. which is about all I will have to spend..
Also, processor-wise, which would be the better route? the 5050e? or the 5600?
That motherboard has onboard video, an ati 3200, which I read is close in performance to the 2400 series.. I dont do a lot of gaming, but anyone know how well that would perform in something like Everquest 2, which is about all i play anyways?
Here is a budget AMD build. The budget is the constraint; better choices for any number of things are possible. Even though it is one of their lowliest models, I've never read a bad technical review on an Antec PSU. If more money is available, consider a faster, Black Edition CPU. The 790GX board has the HD3300 IGP, which is better than the HD3200 found on the 780G, and also has the new SB750.
Rosewill R222-P-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$29.99 -$3.00 Instant $26.99
Cheap, but has a reasonable layout and decent airflow.