Originally Posted by MYHMTetsubasan
Ok, so I dug in for a bit, changing it around, and this is the new idea, mostly because I want to actually have a substantial GPU.
Phenom ii x4 960T (doing everything that everybody knows to it)
ASUS Crosshairs V Formula
EVGA Superclocked GTX 550 Ti
8 Gb Ripjawz X Ram (same)
OCZ 600W Modular PSU
NZXT Tempest (cause I ditched the H100)
Enzotech Extreme X Rev A (Still Semi-Low)
Western Digital 500gb HDD (7200 rpm SATA 6)
That same ASUS drive
I have had that psu running an i3 at 4.2GHz and an overclocked GTX460 for almost 2 years now with no issues
I think it is a bit ridiculous to get a $220 motherboard on a budget build. It would be a much much better idea to get a cheap intel board with an i5, but thats your call. I spent $110 on my board and I regret it, I wish I would have gotten a cheaper one and used the difference to get a 1GB GTX460 instead of my 768MB card.
The 550ti is not a good buy at $133 after rebate with shipping(newegg)This
performs much better as you can see if you follow this link
The 550ti hits a price point that is just too high in my opinion. The 7770 also outperforms it and you can get those for less than the cost of that superclocked, and it will save you money on electricity. nVidia wise the best cards are the 460/560(same) and you can often get a great deal on a used 460
Not trying to say your choices are bad, just trying to help where I can and don't want you to have the same regrets as I do.