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December 19, 2009 6:42:17 PM

AMD Athlon X2 240 2.8GHz Socket AM3 2MB Cache Retail Box Processor
PowerColor HD 5770 Play Edition 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card
G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V
Antec 300 Three Hundred Case
LG GH22NS50 22x SATA DVD±RW Dual Layer & RAM Black Bare Drive - OEM 169683
Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Socket AM3 onboard DVI VGA HDMI 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard 169532 Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

Will everything work well together? (Checked the CPU but not sure if the video card will work well?) and anything I can improve in the price range?

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December 20, 2009 3:01:22 PM

They will work together. However, the cpu is a bit weak for a gaming pc. Dualie should be at least 3Ghz. Or get a tri or quad under 3Ghz.

AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX425WFGIBOX - Retail
* Your Price:$76.99

Also, you need a 450W+ PSU for that gpu. This is a good one:

Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
* Your Price:$49.85
December 21, 2009 12:57:48 PM

That PSU isn't a good one. If you're going Antec PSU, you should definitely get an Earthwatts.

Agree with the CPU suggestion.

Don't get that WD HDD. The newer Samsung Spinpoint F3's are the best drives out right now, and are generally cheaper than WDs.
December 21, 2009 2:17:32 PM

Yes, it all works, but as stated, that CPU is weaker - it's great for a HTPC, but not for gaming.

Another +1 for the F3 HDD.