Need advice for components on a budget build.

I need some tips on a build for a gaming PC that can handle games such as fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead, the problem is my budget, it is only 550 dollars. The reason im asking is due in part because this will be my first time actually building a rig rather than buying one. Another question I have is with my small budget can I make it wireless internet capable, the reason I ask this is because my friends often have LAN parties which use a wireless internet when they play L4D multiplayer or Wow, so can you help me by providing a component list or tips, Thnx.
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  1. shortstuff_mt said:
    I'm sorry, but I didn't see any parts that I would use in that build. This build comes in just over $500 and would be a much better machine.

    Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply - Retail $99.99

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail $79.00

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $84.99

    GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1333C7DC - Retail $74.99

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $49.99

    XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $109.99

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM $28.99

    Total - $527.94

    I would highly suggest considering getting 64-bit Vista with a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7 so you can use all 4GB of RAM. You can save $15 if you get the OS in a combo with the case listed above.

    This build posted by shortstuff_mt is a very good build, which is why I posted a copy. This is about as good as you can get on your budget. You will need to add a wireless card to your build but can be done at a later time.

    This build will suit your needs.
  2. $489.79 after ship less MIR

    Think u can squeeze in a 720BE hehe
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