Dont get disappointed if you end up with a dual core. Its a risk, the other two cores might be defective. Well, a overclocked 555 is also GREAT for gaming
£600 = $900,- Budget
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz
GPU: XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
ODD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
Grand total: $800,- (so theres $100 leftover)
There are a few choises of what to do with that $100,-
You could also get a solid state boot drive
, a better GPU
, a blu-ray burner
or a true quad core beast
Get the Quad Core if you multitask alot.
The Blu-ray if you might use it in the future.
And when gaming, it'll be a hard choise between the SDD and the GPU.