Need a guide for a gaming rig on a budget

Ok my problem is I want a gaming rig that can play crisis call of duty games fallout oblivion etc and im so stressed cause the wife has put me on a 500 dollar budget for this idea of mine :( so im asking all u guys what would be the best setup for what im wanting to do and is this possible ? if so any help or if u guys know a build would be nice i could possibly talk her into a little bit over 500 but not much if that helps any thanks guys
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  1. k just read the template thing here ya guys go

    Approximate Purchase Date: about a week from now

    Budget Range: $500 to $550

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,movie converting

    Parts Not Required:keyboard,mouse , monitor,speakers,

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whichever has the best deal not a big deal to me

    Country of Origin: united states

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type well dont know i heard amd is better but not picky what ever will get the job done

    Overclocking: yes if it will help me get more power for the money

    SLI or Crossfire: if it fits budget why not

    Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, or higher if possible

    Additional Comments: would like to have a decent looking case though but if it cant be done i dont want to sacrifice power and performance for a case, i want to be able to play games liek call of duty crisis fallout 3 and new vegas ,oblivion, splinter cell etc etc without having to turn everything down where the games look like crap so hopefulyl you guys can figure somethign out for me thanks for the help in advace
  2. You have the monitor I hope.
  3. Here's an idea:

    BIOSTAR A880G+ + AMD Athlon II X3 445
    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
    PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850
    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W
    LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX

  4. 6850 is overkill for 1024*768
    get a 5770
  5. 1024x768 ? Is that the native resolution of your minitor ? Then that's what you play at. Here are a few items.... the processor should be at least $10 cheaper so keep your eyes open. The PSU you chose is fine.. that's where the alternative mobo and ram come in.. to save a little money.


    mobo + ram alt
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