Is this a good build?

Hey everyone, new to this forum :D

I am trying to make a decent gaming computer for around $600 is this a good build?

http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2011/07/600-gaming-pc-july-2011.html

If not, can anyone help recommend some builds that would be better?

I know $600 isn't much, I just want the best bang for the buck :D

Heres the things on the list

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100314-2SR - $179.99

Antec EA-650 Green ATX Energy Star Certified Power Supply, Green - $59.99

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VL80001W2Z (Black ) - $39.99

Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black) - $20.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 16MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives ST3500413AS - $39.99

Kingston Technology ValueRAM 6 GB (Kit of 3) Desktop Memory Triple Channel Kit DDR3 1066 MHz (PC3 8500) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KVR1066D3N7K3/6G - $30

ASRock AM3 processors AMD 770-140W 4DDR3/ATI CrossFireX motherboard M3A770DE - $59.99

Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ - $134.99

Subtotal = $565.94
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  1. Sorry, it requires turning off ad blockers to view; not gonna happen.
  2. Sorry here's a list :P

    Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100314-2SR

    Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Modular Power Supply

    Thermaltake V3 Black Edition SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VL80001W2Z (Black )

    Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 16MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives ST3500413AS

    PNY XLR8 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 CAS 8 Desktop DIMM Memory Kit MD4096KD3-1600-X8

    ASRock AM3 processors AMD 770-140W 4DDR3/ATI CrossFireX motherboard M3A770DE

    AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail
  3. Hey, can you put the price next to each component? Thanks.

    At first glance it looks like it should work fine, but until I know what everything costs individually I won't be able to give suggestions. :)
  4. I put the prices on the post, thanks for your help :D Also I'm gonna need a monitor, any suggestions?
  5. You can replace the PSU with (not a must, but may be better for upgrading down the line): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    And you can pay a bit more for this, but also not a must: http://www.amazon.com/Phenom-Black-3-4Ghz-512KB-4000MHZ/dp/B002SRQ214

    Good deal on RAM: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-ValueRAM-KVR1066D3N7K3-6G/dp/tech-data/B001IP1UGO

    I'm not an expert in monitors, so can't help you there, sorry.

    GPU should be good-to-go. :)
  6. So I replaced everything with your suggestions, and it is $2 less :D Awesome, and more ram xD
  7. My bad, typo xD Same subtotal though
  8. Nice blog you found there ;)

    Btw, the builds are updated for August. Check it out.

    Also, the Kingston RAM kit someone suggested will actually decrease your performance. The motherboard and processor support dual channel memory, hence the recommended 2x2GB 1600MHz kit. The 3x2GB triple channel kit will not perform optimally, and runs far slower at 1066MHz. You'll be much better off getting the 4GB 1600MHz kit now, and adding a similar kit somewhere down the line when you'll actually need it.
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