$550-$650 Budget Gaming System

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime tonight or tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: US$550-650

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the web, multi-tasking

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor: 1680 x 1050, case: lian li pc60

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, depending on cost

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

PARTS PREFERENCES:

CPU - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

or

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398&Tpk=GA-MA790GPT-UD3H


GPU - XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150394

PSU - Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020

or

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

HARD DRIVE - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

OPTICAL DRIVE -SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279


ADDITIANAL COMMENTS: will all these components fit in a Lian Li PC60 ?
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  1. Same price once u ditch the case since u have that Lian Li and hit a GTX 260 Ya that Lian Li is your garden variety mid tower ATX casing ^^
  2. Yes it all fits

    Only buy the GA-MA790GPT-UD3H if you will upgrade monitor ,psu and gfx in the near future . Otherwise use the 770 . Its a great board with lots of potential and the only limitation is the lack of a second gfx card slot .
    That isnt likely to be a big issue for you at that resolution IMO

    Whichever psu is cheaper or matches your color scheme
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