Critique my Build - $600 Gaming PC for Starcraft 2

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend

BUDGET RANGE: < 650

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon, Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Quad Core CPU

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080


Here are the parts that I've picked out:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus

Motherboard: ASRock AM3 processors AMD 770-140W 4DDR3/ATI CrossFireX motherboard M3A770DE

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Video card: GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB

Hard Drive: Samsung 500 GB SATA II Hard Drive HD502HJ

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R

Power Supply Seasonic 520W 80Plus Power Supply

Case: NZXT M59

Thanks for your help!
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  1. This gets you a little bit more for a little bit less:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.434589

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.436974

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.431395

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

    this comes out to 599.92$ after MIR's and before shipping. i can change things up a bit though. i linked the 555 over the 635 just as a choice, as if you unlock it, its better, but personally, id go with the x3 440.
  2. I agree with ares, if you're lucky you can unlock the other 2 cores on the 555. But if you want to be safe go with the x4 435 or x3 440.
  3. personally, for gaming, id go with the x3 440 over most things. Most games dont use 4 cores, but some do use 3 cores. Also, it gives you the unlocking possibility of the 555, as you can unlock it into a athlon quad core fairly easily, and you even have the possibility to unlock it into a x4 945, however that isnt as likely. Its also cheaper than everything.


  4. 600 after rebates

    click on it to see close up, but the promo (overall 20 dollars off) is only good for today)
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