Final check on parts for gaming PC

Hae just need some feed back on the parts i am intending to buy for my new gaming pc

PSU: Corsair HX-520 ATX 520W 120mm Modular Power Supply
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 - Motherboard - ATX - nForce 720D MCP - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definition Audio (8-channel)
GPU: SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD4850 512MB PCI-E
CPU: AMD ATHLON64 X2 7750 2.7GHZ SOCKET AM2
CASE: Cooler Master Elite 332 (Black) Mid-Tower Case NO Power Supply Unit Front USB & Audio, 1x Front & Rear 120mm Fan
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB KIT DDR2-800 PC6400 CL5-5-5-15 MEMORY RETAIL F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT 2GBx2
HD: Western Digital 500GB 7200rpm SATA

Please give some positive feedback
Note: I am in New Zealand so it is not worth buying the i7 or AM3 systems yet because of their high prices and i already have a CD/DVD writer
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  1. Change the mobo to the an AMD 780G chipset...
    And instead of spending money on a mod PSU, get the Corsair 450VX...And invest in this CPU...
    X2 550
    http://www.pricespy.co.nz/pno_15851.html
  2. AMDPhenom II X2 550 Black Edition Processor 7MB Cache

    Unbeatable multi-core value with AMD Phenom™ II processors.

    do i need ddr3 ram?
  3. also this mother board: http://www.pricespy.co.nz/c_18.html?d=14851 is a microatx is that a problem?
  4. for this build i am building it for my brother and we are going halves on the cost.
    and he kinda wants a bit more flashy case.
    Raidmax Elite Series Gaming Case Sirius Mid tower - ATX - no power supply - brushed aluminum silver - USB/Audio << he likes this on it has 3 fan instead of 2 would this be better?
    Also some else suggested to me i go with the phenom II because its where the future is at instead of sticking with the athlon 64
    He suggested using this Cpu: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1Ghz 7MB Cache AM3 Black Ed and then saving money on the psu and going with the 450w corsair
    He suggests that i change to a AMD 780G chipset but all the boards with this chipset are microATX what is the difference between microATX and ATX and would a motherboard such as:Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H - Motherboard - micro ATX - AMD 780G - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID), eSATA - Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - video - High Definition Audio (8-channel)
    If i went with the phenon II processor would i need to get DDR3 ram? or change it to DDR2 1200MHz?
  5. Micro atx boards are just shorter from top to bottom and you lose 2 expansion slots . Most people never fill the pci and pci-e slots on an atx board anyway so no worries at all about going m-atx . M-atx boards fit in atx cases .

    Im with gkay about using a 780 or even 770 nb chipset board . The gigabyte you mentioned is a great mb . There are 780 and 770 series mb's that are full atx

    If that x2 550 is in the budget thats a stronger processor than the 7750 . Its an am3 processor but still runs in an AM2+ mb with DDR2 ram

    The HX corsair is modular and a brilliant psu . I have a 620 w version and its so quiet its amazing .
    The 450 watt will be enough though and its good quality so thats a compromise I'd happily make to get the X2 550 processor .
  6. So will this all work?

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1GHz 7MB Cache AM3 Black Ed
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 - Motherboard - ATX - nForce 720D MCP - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definition Audio (8-channel)
    GPU: SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD4850 512MB PCI-E
    CASE: Raidmax Elite Series Gaming Case Sirius - Mid tower - ATX - no power supply - brushed aluminum silver - USB/Audio
    PSU: 450W Corsair VX-450 ATX Power Supply 120mm fan PCI-E Graphics Card Connector
    HD: Western Digital 500GB 7200rpm SATA
    RAM: G.SKILL 4GB KIT DDR2-800 PC6400 CL5-5-5-15 MEMORY RETAIL F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT 2GBx2
  7. raf bomber said:
    So will this all work?

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1GHz 7MB Cache AM3 Black Ed
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 - Motherboard - ATX - nForce 720D MCP - Socket AM2+ - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definition Audio (8-channel)
    GPU: SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD4850 512MB PCI-E
    CASE: Raidmax Elite Series Gaming Case Sirius - Mid tower - ATX - no power supply - brushed aluminum silver - USB/Audio
    PSU: 450W Corsair VX-450 ATX Power Supply 120mm fan PCI-E Graphics Card Connector
    HD: Western Digital 500GB 7200rpm SATA
    RAM: G.SKILL 4GB KIT DDR2-800 PC6400 CL5-5-5-15 MEMORY RETAIL F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT 2GBx2



    Yes that will all work together and be a good computer
    but [ theres always a but ]
    the motherboard has chips made by nVidia [ who make the graphics cards ] and they dont perform quite as well as AMD chip sets do

    This mb
    ASRock A790GXH 128MB M/board AMD 790GX+ SB750 Chipset
    has the latest and most powerful combination of motherboard chipsets , and better expansion options
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=A790GXH/128M
    http://www.nzoczone.com/product_info.php?products_id=39102
    so if you can afford the extra $20 its a better option IMO
  8. I am just wondring is ASrock a good brand?
  9. raf bomber said:
    I am just wondring is ASrock a good brand?



    asrock is made by Asus and they are very good .
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