Help need Advise new build

im pretty new to building so here it goes

im going to be using this build for gaming and school research (when needed)

my budget is $500-600 max i will by keyboard,mouse, and monitor separately.

as far as overclock,raid,and crossfirex i will be doing them much later when ihave more knowledge about them but i need a system now because what i have now is about 7-8yrs old lol cant take it too slow

so far this is what i have (want it to last atleast 3-5yrs)

CPU: Phenom II X3 740

MOBO: MSi 790X-G45

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws series 4GB

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770

HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb

Drive: dont know kinda want something that can play blueray but if budget cant afford it then its ok

PSU: dont know any quality once im guessing id need 600-700 for future overclock and crossfirex

Case: antec threehundred illusion black?

pretty much i want the "best bang for your(my) buck"
if there are combo deals pls let me know

thank you for taking your time
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  1. Here is a build -
    X3 445 + ASRock 870A Extreme - With SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0

    Corsair 650TX + Corsair 4GB DDR3

    CASE - A very good one...

    HDD - It is $10 cheaper here -


    Total - ~$401 Not including the graphic card...
    If you want to spend very less, then the HD 5770 would be good...
    But if you will be going with a high resolution monitor, then the HD 6850 might be a good option...
  2. ty gKay09

    this is my monitor

    AOC 22" 1920x1080 50,000,000:1 vertical 55-75hz horizontal 30k-83khz 5ms 250cd/m2

    should i stick with 5770 or get 6850?
  3. HD 6850 would be better for 1080p, if it doesnt break your budget...
  4. I would probobly have to go with 5770 because i added windows7 home premiun and right now with everything added up its $698.79 with 5770 and windows7 home premium and there are two $20 mailinrebates to do one for each: gpu and psu

    comes down to $658.79 including MIRs +tax+shipping with your build

    its seems like a good deal to me just wanna hear more inputs

    this is based on the build above provided by gkay09
  5. ^ HD 5770 is fine, but in some games you might have to lower the settings though...
  6. one more question im wonder how you guys are finding these combo deals? i tried to look for these same combos and they dont get paired up is there a way to make your own combos on these deals?
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