New Phenom 2 720 AM3 Build

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX
Mother Board: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX14400D3K2/2GN
Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
PSU: Rosewill RG530-2 530W 80Plus Bronze Certified, ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply, UL,FCC,CE,TUV,ROHS
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CPU Fan: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Case Fan: COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 BLUE LED LED Case Fan

Price: $805.35 + $32.09 = $837.44

My budget is $800- $900
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  1. Better PSU:

    Get 4 GB of RAM:

    The performance gains from 2GB to 4GB are considerable.
  2. Would get what transmaniacon suggested and changing the seagate barracuda to a wd black 320gb.
  3. I wouldn't go the AM3 route personally, there isn't much of a performance gain from going from DDR2 to DDR3 (like 5% at best) and the price difference is huge. You can use that Processor in an AM2+ socket which is what I would do and then use the savings to get a better GPU and a larger case like the CM 690 (the 300 has some issues fitting larger cards in).
    CM 690-

    Definitely ditch that PSU, it would be better used as a doorstop. Pickup that Corsair PSU, its a great price for it.

    Get the WD3200AAKS HDD instead. It is faster, bigger, more reliable and costs the same.

    These changes will give you a much better rig.
  4. transmaniacon is correct, the 650TX is 1st quality and Rosewill is 5th quality. However, the 650TX has only 2 PCI-E connectors, and HD 4870 CRossfire requires 4 PCI-E connectors. I'm assuming you want the Crossfire option since you got a 790FX MB. I'd suggest a 750TX or PC Power & Cooling 750W for this. They're also 1st quality and have the 4 connectors.

    If possible, get a RC-690 case. It's larger and can take up to 7 fans.

    LOL, I hadn't seen the post above mine. RC-690 and CM 690 are the same thing, Coolermaster RC-690 or CM690, it depends on where you buy it. Try, it's usually cheaper there after shipping.
  5. Thank you people for the advice. =)
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