Budget Gaming Build--could use part suggestions

Hey guys, a friend sent me a parts list to look over, and figured I would forward it along. He doesn't have a mobo picked out, so I figured I would inquire as well.

I wasn't sure whether or not the 500 would be sufficient--should he bump it up to the 610?

As always all input is welcome--though his build seemed pretty solid.
Though I think he could save a few going with an Antec 300 over the NZXT.

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM

NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket
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  1. Go with the Antec as you said and I wld go the 600+ for a ltl headroom.
  2. I don't get it on the case. I mean, it looks okay, but...something seems off about it. And I like the basic design of the 300...though a nice Nine Hundred Two would be great
  3. Antec 900 2...yummy :)...1200 is yum yum 2 but prob not in this case.
  4. Off is an understatement on that NZXT Alpha... Antec 300 for sure for a budget gaming case.

    Samsung SH-S223F if you don't need Lightscribe.

    PCP&C Silencer 750 or Corsair 750TX to leave room for Crossfire. Of course you know that the red Silencer 750 is the best deal.

    If you're just gaming, then consider the OC'd E7400 & E7500 if you're on a tight budget.

    Obviously, in this case the mobo should be the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P.
  5. That looks good. Good job choosing the parts.

    Another +1 for an Antec case - I love my 900. Great cooling.
  6. Yeah, that looks good. I'll second Akebono's choice of the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P.
    The Silencer 500 is enough, but if it will fit [the budget], a bigger PSU does provide substantially more headroom.
    Cases are a big personal preference item, so whatever he prefers that fits his budget.

    Edit: added "[the budget]"
  7. The Silencer 500 works, but just barely. I'd prefer the 610 for a little more margin and future expansion capability. I'm with jtt283--it depends on the budget.

    Just for reference, the 500 has 35A on the 12V rail, while the 610 has 49A--big difference.
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