Review my build?

It will be used for 3D animation, rendering, graphic design, and gaming.

Current components:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black 2.8GHz AM3 4000FSB/7.5MB Processor
$183.00 CAD

ASRock A780GXE/128M AMD 780G AM2+ ATX Mainboard (Video/Audio/Gigabit LAN)
$106.00 CAD

OCZ Platinum 4Gb DC PC2-6400 DDR2 Memory Kit
$66.00 CAD

LG DH16NS10 Internal 16x DVD-ROM SATA Optical Drive, Black
$19.00 CAD

WD SATAII 320Gb 7200RPM 8Mb Hard Drive
$59.00 CAD

Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 550W ATX 24-Pin Power Supply
$66.00 CAD

Sapphire Radeon HD4770 512MB PCI-E Video Card
$134.00 CAD

OS: Ubuntu Studio
Subtotal: $633.00
Total: $716.01
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  1. yoyojam55 said:

    Gah, my bad...I COMPLETELY forgot to mention that I was Canadian.
    I do love newegg, though...I can't squeeze the shipping into budget, so buying locally.
  2. OK, since I don't know what your local retailer has, it's going to be harder for me to help you, but I'll try.
    That CPU is good.
    The mobo is good also, but see if you can find one cheaper that doesn't support crossfire. You won't be able to take advantage of it without a much more powerful PSU.
    RAM is fine, but is there cheaper?
    Go with a DVD burner, you'll find it handy.
    Try and find a WD hard drive with 16mb or 32mb of cache. It's well worth it.
    Get a different PSU. Look for one from Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, or Antec.
    The video card is OK, but seems pricey. What resolution is your monitor?
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