My first time building a computer

I'm looking for something that's primarily good for gaming, but my budget is pretty strict (400-500).

Here's the list of parts I've chosen. Comments and advice greatly appreciated.

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 100295HDMI

Hard Drive: HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard: ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD

Computer Case: COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

RAM: WINTEC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Memory
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  1. o wow, what is your budget btw? and heres what i would change:

    CPU: gaming is more dependent on the gpu rather than cpu, so i would bump that down to a x4 620, or x2 555 callisto...

    GPU: with the money you saved above, get a better gpu, like a 5750 or 5770, or maybe 5670, or 4850...

    HDD: get either the samsung f3 500 gig, or seagate 7200.12 500 gig, they are both faster,cooler, cheaper, safer...

    MOBO: first off, get an actual am3 board, it will save you money in the long run, since it uses ddr3 memory, and are better overall

    CASE: its ok, there are some that are wayyyy better that only cost about 10$ more...

    RAM: bad company, bad ram...first off, get ddr3, second, try to get 4 gigs

    look at this build, it is much better:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.339721

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.334800

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    final price is 462.94, and it has a good quad core, 4 gigs of ddr3 ram, and a better mobo and vid card and hdd...i am assuming that you dont need a psu as you ddint include one...
  2. +1 to ares1214's suggestions. That is a better build in every way. Here's an even better RAM + GPU combo for only $20 more:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.339663 $253.98 - $30 MIR's (OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3 1333 + SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB combo)

    What games are you wanting to play and what resolution does your monitor run at?
  3. The most graphic intensive games I'm planning to play are Crysis and Fallout 3, and my budget is $400-500. Monitor resolution is somewhere around 1280x800. Oh, and I'm still shopping for power supplies, so any advice there would be appreciated as well.
  4. A quality 500W PSU would work great for a single GPU system.

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $69.99 - $20 MIR

    I would also consider this case for about the same price. Antec makes great cases.

    Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $39.99

    You were going to try and play Crysis on a 4670?! Good luck with that. You'll want to squeeze in that 5770 if at all possible.
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