HELP! I need to know if this is a decent gaming build

Processor
Core 2 Duo e8400 $167

Hard Drive
Western Digital SATA Caviar SE 320GB 7200 $50

GPU
SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB $120

Motherboard
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard $134

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W $100

RAM
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $50.00

Case
Modtek Alien X case $50.00

Disc Drive
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R $25


Total: $696.00
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  1. If I were building a ~$700 build:

    Processor: Phenom II Tri-core 720 BE

    Motherboard: Gigabyte with a 790 chipset

    GPU: 2 XFX ATI Radeon 4770s in CF

    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x2GB DDR2-800

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5

    PSU: Corsair 450/550 VX (Either will provide more than enough power for this build)

    Hard drive: WD Black

    Disc drive: The one you have is great.

    This should come out to about ~$760ish on newegg and will provide far more performance than the current config you have listed.
  2. Yes the build you are planning looks pretty good, but I do agree with the above poster about going with the PII route.
  3. +1 on the Phenom II build.

    You should get an aftermarket CPU cooler too, though. The 720 should easily get to 3.6GHz.
  4. +1 on the Phenom II build.

    pair it with at least a gtx260 or 4870 1gb..:D
  5. +1 on the Phenom build.
    Phenoms are faster at this budget.
    And 2X 4770 are just superb
    beat both GTX260 and 4850.
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