500$ Budget build Help

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month (november)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games (world of warcraft, CS, left 4 dead 2) internet, youtube, school, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD or intel (prefered intel) . Any name brand motherboard, and 4 gigs of raam

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: must be no higher than 510$ before shipping, i will take other sites if its THAT MUCH cheaper , i would like a graphics card better than 4670 also so please if at all possible thanks :)
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  1. At your resolution a 4670 would be fine, but you could switch out the 425 for a 240 in order to more easily accommodate a 4850.

    AMD Athlon II X3 425 2.7GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103726

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

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&cm_re=ocz_power_supply-_-17-341-016-_-Product

    Rosewill R901-P BK Triple 120mm Cooling Fan, Mesh Design Front Panel, ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147125

    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    See what you think...
  2. Nice build - i went with a slightly lower power set up considering 1024 x 768 and comparable frames generation as well hehe
  3. ^ Another good option.
  4. A third option - although slightly over budget at $521

    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor – Retail - $99 and free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706

    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail - $70 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    Memory
    OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK – Timings 7-7-7-18 - Retail - $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227346

    Graphics Card
    ASUS ENGTS250/DI/512MD3 GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - $110 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121334

    Case
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail - $40 AR and free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    PSU
    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 -– Retail $40 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&cm_re=ocz_power_supply-_-17-341-016-_-Product

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $55 and free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    DVD RW
    Pioneer Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache IDE CD/DVD Burner LabelFlash Support - OEM - $34
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129043

    Total Cost - $521 - AR and before OS, shipping – where applicable, and taxes


    Here is the THG review on several CPU's including one suggested above:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu,2439.html

    And the charts on the three graphic card options you now have:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-2009/compare,1195.html?prod%5B2465%5D=on&prod%5B2481%5D=on&prod%5B2482%5D=on
  5. Either of the above builds would work fine with the exception of that overpriced IDE DVD burner in rockjohn's build. It's almost 2010. Time to let IDE die. :)
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