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Old September 6, 2010, 02:51 PM
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Given your budget I would stick with AMD for the processor (an athlon II x2 will do just fine, but if there is money left in the budget push it up as much as you can or until you get to a phenom II x4 955 IMO). The sweet spot for graphics cards is definitely the 460 right now, but if your budget doesn't allow it an hd 5770 should fill your needs entirely..some of them can be picked up at a good price if you don't mind mail in rebates). Grab 4gb (2x2gb) of cheap ddr3, a seagate 500gb hard drive, and the cheapest ASUS or Gigabyte motherboard that is AM3 socket and for ddr3. Case is your call, and power supply anything corsair, seasonic, or antec earthwatts/ neo eco >400w.

No time to get you specifics now, but good luck on the build.
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