650$ Gaming Build

Hey, I'm new here and this is my first ever build so I don't know too much about it other than having read a lot over the past couple months and having watched a friend build his desktop. Is this build ok? Any feedback is appreciated because I don't know what the best parts for my budget would be. Thanks :) Ooh and I may try overclocking and also if it's possible in my budget I would like to have crossfire or SLI enabled for future upgrades.

CPU- Intel Pentium E6300 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

MOBO- MSI P45 Neo2-FR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory- PNY Optima 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model MD2048KD2-533 - Retail

Video Card- POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX4890 1GBD5-PPH Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case- Rosewill TU-155 II 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply - Retail

CD Drive- LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

It comes out at about $530 before rebates
Thanks Again
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  1. MSI
    Bad companies !
    550 is not enough for a good gaming pc. Try 700$ you should be alright !
  2. well at least i didn't mess up WD and Intel :)
    anyone have any suggestions to swap the parts?
    Also, budget raised to $650, hope that helps
  3. Best go DDR3 platform for fresh build ^^

    Egg items $470

    TigerDirect items $65
    NZXT Beta EVO $25
    BFG 550 $40

    $535 Grand Total :P

    You may swap the HD 5770 for HD 4890 if DX11 is not a must ^^ Also try to hit an entry level tricore cos GTA4 and Dragons Origins are games where all/any dual cores gonna get bullied a wee bit hehe
  4. Alright, thanks so I guess I'll just go for an AMD build then
    and batuchka, that mobo supports crossfire for later upgrades right? (is that just the PCI slots?) Thanks :)
  5. i would much love the link for those newegg items, please and thank you :)
  6. Err even up to 1920 x 1080 a single HD 5850 is the best solution for the $$ IMO and for budget solution CF/SLI mobos only add up to cost so to answer your question the 770 chipset for the most part has just the one PCIex16 2.0 slot :P Links

    Unfortunately that chip+ram combo ran out after black friday so replacing we have:

  7. thanks!
  8. You are welcomed and game on! :P
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