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My First $600 Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 to 3 months from now

Budget Range: 600 or under Does not matter when it comes to Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet and movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard and mouse, OS(Win7,64bit) Case and Hard Drive (1TB)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 or 1920x1080

Additional Comments: It is mostly for TF2 and Minecraft and other games that I got on Steam.


Now my list

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
20.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Maru2 140 series SM1425SL12M 140mm Case Fan
12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185157

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply
59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371004

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128431

Total 528.93

Now i need some inputs on what to keep or change any and all suggestions!

Thanks to Banthracis for the help
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  1. Best answer
    Save $4 on optical drive with this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    Unless you need usb 3.0 you can grab this mobo instead. Has xfire support.

    Asus Evo $89 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402&cm_re=asus_evo-_-13-131-402-_-Product

    Use above savings to:
    1. Spend a little more to get a better PSu
    $75 Antec 650w earthwatts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044&cm_re=antec_earthwatts-_-17-371-044-_-Product

    just beware it doesn't come with a power cord.

    2. Upgrade the GPu. An asus 5850 is only $150 now after rebate, practically a steal. For 1080p gaming you'll probably wanna get one.
    http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-EAH5850-DIRECTCU-2DIS-1GD5/dp/B003AVBSXE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297201657&sr=8-1
  2. Nice, very similar to my build:
    955 Black Running at 3.6GHz
    4GB 1600MHz RAM
    770 Chipset Motherboard
    HD 4870 - Similar benchmarks to the 5770
    PC Power and Cooling 610Watts
    Antec 300 Case - Loaded with fans
  3. +1 on the 5850, it is a great deal!
  4. Ok ok i will look at these suggestions and make my changes thank you all, very helpful
  5. Best answer selected by DJTron.
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