Originally posted by bigtrain.
Any of those games will need a $600 GFX card alone to be able to play well... and that's already your whole budget!!
???? You crazy people get way to carry away sometimes. There is 100,000's of people playing all those games I am willing to bet you 99% of them did not spend $600 on a video card. Now yes to play Fear on 1600X1200 with 4xAA8XAF you would need a $500 video card but most people dont plan on playing it on those settings.
I give a more reasonable recomendation for your budget once I know your motherboard.