$650 gaming build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, and monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Doesnt matter

OVERCLOCKING: yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19" monitor 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mainly going to play mmo on this build. Would like to play on high to highest settings. Planning to upgrade my monitor later in the year. Going to try to unlock the cores. Thanks for all your help.


So here going my build I put together:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.286536

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.291789

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152096

i have the 320gb hard drive but going swap out to 500 when they are in stock. Just wondering if the HSF and ram are good choices.
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  1. The ram and HSF are fine, though there are better HSFs out there.
    Frostytech.com
  2. Yeah Newegg is rather lacking in the cooling department.

    Everything else looks fine!
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