this is my first time building a computer. on a tight budget $250 max the wife will let me spend. im going to reuse my psu and videocard from my current computer. my question is does this compter look like it would be a good gameing pc? and would be good for some overclocking?(still a overclocking virgin) so this is what i have picked up
radeon hd 4670
500 watt psu
stuff im planing on buying
APEX SK-503-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision Model HDZ555WFGMBOX
total price $243
and some ram im getting with my staples gift card
Memory Master 2-Pack 2GB PC3-10666 DDR3 DIMM Memory Kit 1333mhz
so what you guys think good starting point? should i change anything?
save 30-odd dollars and possibly have a quadcore chip, if not the 435 is still a nice clockable chip and will cover 3.2Ghz no problem.
and is that ram, 4Gb 2x2Gb total? or 2Gb total?
You dont say what Op system your planning on using but I'd say put 4gb in there for Xp,its more than the Os can use but not massively over the top, if your going for a 64bit Win7, youll need a minimum of 4Gb and looking to have more as you can afford.
Not sure about maxing crysis ( I hear its a bitch graphically but with a 5770 or two Xf'd on your Board you should get decent frame rates an pretty much most current games.
but check out http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics-card-radeon,revi...
for some clues on grapics out there now,