Need help on a new budget gaming rig

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next 2 months BUDGET RANGE: dont want to go above $600usd

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, os

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: wherever is cheapest but i guess newegg


OVERCLOCKING: no dont know how

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 1920x1080 dont know which i'll be using yet

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: really looking for a cheap build with the best bang for my buck, i already made a build but i kinda just threw it together, im open to any revisions or a brand new build.

CPU: Athlon x4 620 2.6ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706
Gpu: XFX HD 5770 (juniper XT) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447
Case: APEX TX-381 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA78LM-S2H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128408
PSU: coolermaster elite 460 rs-460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046
RAM: G.SKILL 4gb 240pi DDR2 SDRAM 800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
HD: Seagate barracude 7200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Well thats it thanks in advance
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  2. You picked a nice AM3 CPU, get an AM3 motherboard and a DDR3-1333 4GB (2*2GB) RAM kit to go with it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    That case only has one fan. For a gaming machine I like to have a bottom PSU mount (keep psu cool so it stays quiet) and top vent fan (keeps computer cool). Check out the Antec Two Hundred case.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129070

    A quality 80+ certified Power supply. Antec Neo Eco 520W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

    Your HDD is a pretty good one.


    If you are Over budget, you can save by dropping back to the Athlon II x3 435 or 425 and it will not affect your gaming performance much. Three core CPUs play most games almost as fast as quads.
  3. thanks finally got a reply, but how much do you think that would up the price for ddr3+mobo and any recommendations? i usually stick with gigabyte doesnt really matter to me
  4. Lately prices have fluctuated. For a while DDR2 RAM was more expensive than DDR3. It should be around the same price and very worthwhile if you have a problem and need new parts in a year or two. Finding AM2 motherboards and DDR2 RAM is likely to be diffcult in a year or two. Like finding an AGP motherboard or graphics card is now since everything is PCIE.
  5. The motherboard I linked is only $85 ($75 after MIR) and DDR3 RAM looks like $105 instead of the $85 DDR2 you linked. So around $40 more to not be stuck on an expired standard.
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