$600 gaming pc final build

After a getting a ton of advice from this forum I'm finally ready to order all my parts! I'll probably order in the next 5- 6 hours but i wanted to post my final build and maybe get some last minute advice on cutting the price just a little bit or help finding some deals.

Notes: I'm not interested in SLI/Crossfire. Parts I'm most unsure about: the wireless card, the optical drive, GPU, monitor. This is supposed to be a $600 build + $130 - $180 for a new monitor.

$60 MOBO: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX.

$50 Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) [...] 6820231277

$60 Case: Antec 300

$80 PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 [...] 6817139004

$70 HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" [...] 6822152185

$80 CPU: AMD AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor [...] 6819103886

$160 Monitor: ASUS MS246H

$20 wireless card: EDIMAX EW-7128G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card

$22 optical drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD

$170 GPU: MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768

So it's sitting at $761.86 + $12 shipping for everything, including the monitor

What do you think? :)
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  1. Some manufacturers have the radeon 6850 for <180$. I think it's a step up from the GTX460 768MB, and even benchmarks above the gtx460 1gb version in a variety of instances. Your MOBO and CPU are compatible. Good luck.
  2. for nly $10 more you could get a 6850. You could trim that $10 with any one of the following:

    Rosewill Destroyer case
    Seasonic S12II 520W PSU
    4GB of DDR3-1333 instead of 1600
    The AOC F22 or S2236 Monitor
  3. What sort of advantages would i see with the 6850 over the gtx 460? neweggs out of the 6850 :( but i could get an xfx 5830 for $170. how much better would that be?

  4. change PSU to this antec cheaper and more power and comparable build quality

    enter the promo code and fill out the MIR to get it for only 50 dollars 30 dollars in saving to spend on graphics strech for the 1gb cyclone 460

    Also $2 saved by ordering this dvd drive instead

    Rest looks good
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    thge 6850 outperforms the 768 MB version of the GeForce 460 in everything, while using less power

    And its not sold out. 4 models at $179.99 are available. I recommend this one:

    With a single 6850, you can save more with this PSU at $59.99:
  7. I ended up going with the gtx 460. $130 (after rebate) seems like a great price for a card that performs that well. it also settled my irrational fears about ATI cards not being as reliable as nvidia.

    Wish me luck on the build! gimme a week to get all my parts and i'll probably be back posting all my questions as i try to figure out how to build a computer for the first time with very little technical knowledge :)

    thanks all
  8. Best answer selected by fatherhudson.
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