[New Build] 650$ Budget Gaming build

I'm looking to stream starcraft 2, and I am only on a 650$ budget. I know it is not that much but I feel it will get the job done. I don't need maxed out super quality settings HD stream.

i5-3550 & Team Vulcan 2x4GB DDR3-1600 1.5v $240.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.970461

ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX & Cooler Master Elite 311 ATX Mid Tower $114.98 (104.98AMIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.963047

EVGA GTX 460 $134.99 (114.99AMIR)
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6814130749

DVD Burner $16.99
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6827151244

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB & PC Power and Cooling Mark III 450w 80+ Bronze Modular PSU $137.98 (117.98AMIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.976146

Total: $645.92 ($595.92AMIR)

That is the build I am looking at for now...

I am going to try to play on my monitor default resolution 1440x900

i have a 430 GT video card and a windows XP cd I can use.

Side note - Would it be more optimal to keep the current graphics card and use it on W7 or a better PSU?

Any help is good :) Ty
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  1. Seems good. No it would NOT be more optimal to keep the current graphics card and use it on W7 or get a better PSU.

    When you can upgrade to windows 7 or 8.

    You could save money by going with an i5-3450
  2. Here's a build suggestion. It goes slighty overbudget, but includes a 1TB HDD, better GPU, and a Z77 chipset based motherboard. Have a look:

    Motherboard & HDD: $160 - Biostar TZ77B & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

    PSU & RAM: $75- Corsair CX500 & Corsair Vengeance 4GB

    CPU & Optical rive: $193- i5-2400 & Samsung

    GPU: $210- Zotac GTX 560Ti

    Case: $35- NZXT Gamma Classic

    Total(Excluding Rebates): 674 USD

    Rebates: $50

    You can alter the GPU to 6870 worth $170. Save $40 and then upgrade the CPU to i5-2500K (combo with DVD burner) worth $223.
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