dafog

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I'll start with the story... My apartment was broken into about a year ago and my PC was stolen. I have since been using a hand me down Dell with no gaming ability at all. I was finaly able to purchase some parts for a new system.. let me know how I did...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

XION II XON-101 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail

XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

OCZ RALLY 2 4GB High Performance Dual Channel Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBR2DC-4GB - Retail

World at War - GIFT

$625.85
- 70.00 - REBATES
$555.85 TOTAL
 
Nice build. Definitely agree with everyone on the PSU. That was my first observation for sure. :)

I like Antec PSU's myself. But Corsair is supposed to be pretty good too.

For a GTX 260, you'll need something beefy. One GTX 260 requires 36A on the 12V rail. Plus I think like 500 or 550W as a minimum.