$600 budget gaming build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (L4D2, EVE, MW2, AC2, fallout 3) , 3d modeling(high poly sculpts, low poly models), photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/mouse/speakers. speakers:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121014

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com/any trusted site

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD preferably
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024+

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Heres what i have:



I'm wondering if i should upgrade the cpu a bit and i need some help on deciding what i should get for a monitor or headphones(already got speakers) also any other suggestions are welcome...
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  1. if you get the hd5750 you should be able to confortably (not maxed out) game on 1920x1080

    i suggest the dell 24-inchers (there are several) which usually can be had for about $190 on sale. Of course these would be the TN panels
  2. Depending on what monitor you get, the 5770 can handle modern games at high settings at a 1900 res comfortably.


    AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680
    $99 -Free shipping


    Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148149
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    ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176
    $60


    Sony Optiarc Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131061
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    Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.304806
    $80 with combo discount


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
    $105 -Free Shipping


    HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161317&cm_re=5770-_-14-161-317-_-Product
    $163 -Free Shipping

    $604
  3. the photoshop stuff is rather minor, so ill stick with the my original cpu... is the 5770 a much bigger improvement than the 5750 to warrant the $20 price jump? and i think ill get 4 gbs of ram so heres the new build:

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1

    Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $20.99
    1

    Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
    $23.99
    1

    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
    $59.99
    1

    MSI 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DH-24AAS-17 R
    $34.99
    1

    ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    $59.99
    1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    $109.99
    1

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
    $67.00
    1

    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $284.98
    $264.98
    Grand Total: $641.92

    + 54 for the spinpost f3
    695
    + S&H 36.02
    731.02
  4. taurias said:
    avenger ill look into the dells...
    but anyways do u think i should upgrade the cpu or is it enough?


    The 550 outperforms the 250 in pretty much everything your going to be doing:




  5. lol editted my reply just a second after u posted yours moth....
  6. taurias said:
    the photoshop stuff is rather minor, so ill stick with the my original cpu... is the 5770 a much bigger improvement than the 5750 to warrant the $20 price jump? and i think ill get 4 gbs of ram so heres the new build:

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1

    Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $20.99
    1

    Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
    $23.99
    1

    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
    $59.99
    1

    MSI 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DH-24AAS-17 R
    $34.99
    1

    ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    $59.99
    1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    $109.99
    1

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
    $67.00
    1

    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $284.98
    $264.98
    Grand Total: $641.92

    + 54 for the spinpost f3
    695
    + S&H 36.02
    731.02


    Depending on what monitor you get, the GTS 250 can handle modern games at high settings at a 1600 res comfortably. And the GTS 250 is stronger and cheaper than a 5750.


    AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680
    $99 -Free shipping


    Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148149
    $78 For 2 sticks -Free Shipping


    ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176
    $60


    Sony Optiarc Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131061
    $19

    Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.304806
    $80 with combo discount


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
    $105 -Free Shipping


    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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    Palit NE3TS25NFHD52 GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail
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  7. The 250 is stonger and cheaper than a 5750:




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