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Yes the most important aspect I use my computer for is gaming.
Alright, then. I think this is the best you're gonna get for the price. You'll have a Phenom II X4 and the ability to add another GPU down the road, plus a high wattage, high quality PSU. You'll also get a high-end motherboard with the ability to OC as much as you like:

LG DVD Burner: $20

HEC Blitz Black Case: $40

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB: $44

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3: $99

Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
: $170

Antec NEO ECO 620C: $70

A-DATA XPG 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM: $46

AMD Phenom II X4 925: $100

Subtotal: $589
Total: $603

With this you'll be able to do it all. BTW, don't go for an Athlon II X4 or Phenom II X4 840. Those are slower than the 925.
    
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There you go, and I own the dvd burner and the HD in Axel's list and can attest they both are great.

Phenom II x4 BE (or not BE in Axel's case, which is fine too) is def the way to go for performance, price and OC ability.
There's that crossfire board you wanted too, lost. That biostar one you showed is x16 x4, Not so good for crossfire.
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Okay, cool. I appreciate the response. Question.. would you upgrade to the AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE from the 925? I could spare the extra change I believe. Also would I see much improvement going from 4 gigs of ram to 6 or 8?
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Okay, cool. I appreciate the response. Question.. would you upgrade to the AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE from the 925? I could spare the extra change I believe. Also would I see much improvement going from 4 gigs of ram to 6 or 8?
If you are OCing, the 955 BE is definitely better. Although w/$600 budget, I would stay with 925. For gaming, I think 4 GB Ram is plenty right now.

I really like the MOBO Axel suggested. Really great one for $100. But, I have to say that if you don't buy everything at once and buy things when they are on sale, you can save alot of money to get better parts. You should also try to find combo deals for parts.

I agree, for $600, AM3 is definitely the way to go. IDK why people are suggesting Sandy Bridge.

Like I suggest with everyone, you should probably fork out a little extra money for an AM3+ compatible board (mine was $150). This might be a way to save $ in the future.

FYI, my rig cost me $680 (just the tower & everything in it).
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Okay so that combo with what graphics card?
(imo) DONT GET THE COMBO!
its not horrible ,but you can get a better board for the money as, well as the hdd( no likey seagate) You could piece it together for almost the same price.( with better parts)
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main issue is if your plaining like i was upgrading to BD why fork out cash for quad i went P2 X2 555 oc. and wait for BD.
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main issue is if your plaining like i was upgrading to BD why fork out cash for quad i went P2 X2 555 oc. and wait for BD.
Why spend $100 for a CPU that's only going to be used for like 3 weeks? Why not just wait? Save $100 for the x2 555, and most importantly, get a 9-series mobo.
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100 Ha i only spent 55, so i did save then again i bought most of my rig off the OCN market to also save on cost.
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Since, like he said, this is going to be mainly for gaming. Shouldn't the GPU be one of the most expensive parts? As most people will agree, AMD is the way to go for budget builds. 35% of his budget on a CPU? That's just crazy.
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