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~$600 build, would it be decent?

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March 29, 2011 4:26:37 PM

Hey I've been messing around with different carts full of goodies on TigerDirect and I'm trying to get a pretty decent gaming build that's up to date and will last me a while. Budget is about $600 before monitor. I'm planning on using this build for gaming, monitor would probably be 1680x1050 res. So my question: Can anyone find something wrong with this build or anything that I could improve? The main things I want is a quad core processor, 4 gigs of ddr3 ram, and a decent GPU.

M452-6076 ::MSI GF615M-P33 Motherboard - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE & nForce 430, Socket AM3, MicroATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, RAID(2.05 lbs)


E145-0550 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Mini-HDMI, Dual DVI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready. Includes Digital Creativity Suite Bundle w/Registration (1.1 lbs)


C283-2063 ::Cooler Master Elite 371 RC-371-KKN1 ATX Mid-Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 3x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 5x Int 3.5", 2x USB 2.0 Front Ports, 1x 120mm Fan, Black(12.5 lbs)


C283-1220 ::Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt Power Supply(3.95 lbs)


C13-8220 ::Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel(0.6 lbs)


TSD-250AAKS ::Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 250GB, 3.5", 7200RPM, SATA 3G, 16MB Cache(1.45 lbs)


A79-0640 ::AMD ADX640WFGMBOX Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor - 3.00GHz, Socket AM3, 2MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s), Retail(0.95 lbs)


M17-7302 ::Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English(0.6 lbs)


A455-5022 ::Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVD±R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD±R (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM(1.8 lbs)


Total: $606.91

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March 29, 2011 4:33:35 PM

Woops I forgot to read the sticky :o 

Well here's that list they give:

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably with the next few weeks.

Budget Range: 600 before rebates/ before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, school work

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US? (Not really sure on this one)

Parts Preferences: am3 motherboard and cpu, everything else i have no pref.

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Want most bang for buck while keeping the computer reliable