Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Combo deal $130
Total: $619 before shipping and before 40 dollar rebate. And need moniter and speaker and such can you plz help look for part? Cheap and good? lol
puts you right around $1000 with your whole build. you should consider an amd build at your price range, though. also, keep note that if you buy the cpu/mobo combo you've picked out, the micro atx mobo eliminates the possibility of worthwhile crossfire in the future.
I feel as crossfire is not needed? i mean the Radeon HD5770 should be able to support most games at high quality i believe? i'll probally be mostly playing sc2 and COD then just some basic school work and office work.
And if i do go AMD build and i go for the Phenom ii x2 555 or the Athlon ii x3 440. The price comes out to be about the same the only main difference is that the board that comes with the AMD build has a better crossfire configeration.
However the other part is that the intel i3 is better than both of those processors and intel is a overall better performing brand than AMD.
the main reason for suggesting an x3 440 and a board capable of xfire is futureproofing -- you give yourself more headroom to upgrade. the AM3 socket will be around longer than 775/1156/1366. you may also find that a single 5770 isn't sufficient for your needs a year or two down the line.
one last bit -- it sounds like there's also a pretty decent chance of unlocking the 4th core on an x3 440.
i do like the build regardless of whether you go intel or amd.