Building a gaming computer for the first time

Hey guys. I want to build a gaming computer for $600 to play latest games, like Crysis 2 at mid high settings.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-
M68MT- D3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840
1333Mhz Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3
Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda
500 GB
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 ti
Monitor: I'm not sure about what monitor should I go for.
PSU: I don't know what PSU should I get.
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310

I don't need a keyboard, speakers, a mouse and I want onboard audio.
So are these parts compatible with each other? Should I buy an ATI graphics card? Please help me guys, I need some advice.
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  1. I would get something like the Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition instead of the x4 840 because of the L3 cache the 840 doesn't have. IMO, the budget looks a bit tight for all the things you suggested. I think a 500w PSU would be sufficient for this build.
  2. Bump up to X955 and look for a 6850 which is only about $10 more. Good PSU companies are Enermax, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, and Corsair. Decent companies are OCZ, Thermaltake, and Coolermaster. 550W will do you fine.

    Better motherboard
  3. Yeah, the budget is pretty tight but I need this computer only for like 10 months and I can upgrade it later.

    Anyway, I think I'll go for a Phenom II X4 Black ed. and a Radeon HD 6850 card. but what monitor should I buy that's under $80?
  4. I need a monitor to play games in 1600×1200 resolution.
  5. will the 550Ti fit in the elite 310 case ? doubtful...
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