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Budget Gaming PC, seeking compatibility and price advice

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Last response: in Systems
November 27, 2009 6:27:35 PM

I have some experience with building computers, but I have little to no experience with purchasing components and finding good deals with them. Any help would be appreciated for me to find components for a cheap, efficient gaming pc.

Here are the costs of components I have already looked at:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
COOLMAX ZP-480B 480W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$49.99 ($29.99 after mail-in rebate)
Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/2G
GELID Solutions CC-Spirit-01 100.5mm CPU Cooler
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
Combo of $193.99 ($178.99 after mail-in rebate)

I am hoping to keep the costs below $600 with priorities: gaming, doing homework, surfing the internet, and watching videos online

I don't really need a new mouse, but if there are any cheap monitors and keyboards out there, please let me know

since I am new to the forum, plz tell me if I missed anything significant

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