What u mean the processor probably won't be the bottleneck in gaming..?
i5 is great for gaming isn't it?
You need to spend money where it will do the most good. You only have so much to go around. You need to protect your parts with adequate cooling and power, that's the first priority.
Then, you want the best frame rates for your money. At that budget level that means you will spend more on your GPU than your CPU.
This build includes a factory over clocked gtx 560 along with a i5 2300 Sandy Bridge cpu and 8GB of low voltage RAM.
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^ I concure, the 550w I would assume is a non-CM made one or at least a crappy one. The good cooler master PSUs are 500, 600, 700, 850 etc. etc. Which are all Silent Pros. I wouldn't trust the GX/Extreme older series of CM power supplies to last long.
I really liked your list and was hoping you could find a way to make it work. And I was hoping there was a good review for the PSU somewhere
lol...ok I was rolling dice with that cm 55w...but that combo was such a sweet deal and it got the op under budget I figured I could slide that one by on here without anyone noticing. Bad move on my part.