Will these parts make a good gaming computer?

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  1. Please fill out the sicky so we know more in what you intend to do, just saying gaming computer can mean alot of differnet things.

    -Proc is good
    -Mobo is a 16x, 4x board. If you were every going to crossfire get a 8x/8x minimum.
    -Video card will be good for mid level settings.
    - Better ram for not much more money.
    - Were you going to crossifre? If so get atleast a 600w psu for two 5770s. If you wanted to OC and add a few more components then bump it up another 50w for safe room.
    - Everything else is fine

    - Have you considered an aftermarket HSF and lube for overclocking?
  2. Is your budget $600? If so, I'd build something more like this:

    CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and HD Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $183 after rebate
    RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $83
    GPU/PSU: HD 5770 and OCZ StealthXStream 600W $215 after rebate
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    Case: Rosewill Wind Knight $35
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18

    Total: $589

    The CPU is downgraded a bit, but the board is upgraded to one that will support Crossfire (adding a second GPU), which makes it better overall for gaming. The reason for this is games are mostly dependent on the GPU, not the CPU, so you could easily drop in a second 5770 and nearly double your performance for a cheaper price.

    BUDGET RANGE: Under 600

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (everything from hl and css to fallout 3 and crysis)

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, Mouse, and Keyboard


    PARTS PREFERENCES: prefer ati and amd


    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Sometime in the future

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: Haven't picked out monitor yet, looking for the highest resolution
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