I am planning to build a midrange build for my buddy to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops at maximum setting for $500. Here's the problem, I'm on a VERY tight budget and I need to be right on budget for $500. After all considerations, I hit $534.92. I could lower the price by going two ways: cutting the RAM to 3gb or cutting the video card to a Radeon HD 5670 1gb. Which should I go with? Will be running Windows 7 64 bit. Here are the parts...
I knowa couple of those games needs a quad core so don't compromise. I don't think this case hase enough cooling but it fit's your budget. I also don't like the PS you chose but that's just me and it fits your budget, so...... $289.96 ( my 4 items )
I wouldn't go below a 5750 but try and swing the $144 - 5770.
Thank you batuchka, swifty_morgan, ScrewySqrl, and youssef 2010 very, very, very much for your time and effort (especially youssef 2 hours =D). Anyways, I know it was really hard with a tight budget, but I still got a solid system thanks to you. My build was a combo between batuchka and ScrewySqrl. I basically used GPU, DVD, PSU, HDD, and case from batuchka and the mobo and CPU combo from ScrewySqrl. I bought some Corsair XMS3 RAM (even though there's mushkin in the picture), because RAM at that price with heat spreaders made me a little suspicious. swifty_morgan - I liked it, I was just to lazy to pick out the products at 12 AM. youssef 2010 - It was a fantastic build, but like I said before, my budget is VERY tight. Again thank you all for your time and effort to help some random guy across the internet.