So about a month ago I asked the community for some build ideas for a $600-700 gaming PC. I had some great responses and lots of help. I realized that after reading reviews and researching parts, the builds might not be the best bang for my buck, or best choice in general. I read through quite a bit of builds and eventually came up with my own. Any feedback on the build would be greatly appreciated.
GPU- If you want to stick to Nvidia, you can get a 1GB version with your savings. If you want to go with Radeon however, getting a 5xxx series one according to your budget and requirement will be slightly more value for money in pure fps terms.
I honestly believe you will be better off with the AMD 6850. An AMD mobo, proc, and video card will play nicer with eachother and improve your stability and most likely improve your power. Although im not sure if thats worth the 20 bucks to ya.
besides 550 Watts is squeaking by with this build neways. both the 6850 and the gtx460 eat wattage. near 250 at load. add that into a 125 watt proc, among other accessories, and your just cutting it close. go with the 650 watt antec you wont regret it