New at building these, can someone advise

I put this combination together with my son and I just need some advice. Keeping the cost down, how does this unit look? Any recommended changes to the components? I'm a power business user, lots of multitasking, this is for home office. Trying to keep this around $500


COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Model #:RC-534-KKN2-GP $44.99

AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HD995ZXAGHBOX - Retail$129.99
ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Model #:M3A78-EM $54.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail Model #:OCZ500MXSP $78.99

XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Model #:PVT98GYDLU $58.99

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B - OEM Model #:SH-S223B $109.99

Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2T1K2/4G - Retail Model #:KHX8500D2T1K2/4G $59.99

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM Model #:WD10EADS $79.99

Thanks,

Abe
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  1. Rather than that ASUS I would go with

    ASRock A780LM 54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157153

    As for the 9950 it runs rather hot and doesn't overclock too well despite it's unlocked multiplier. I would spend $10 bucks less on the 720 BE

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    As it's newer architecture and higher clock speed would generally serve you better than the extra core. If you overclock this CPU it's even better. If you really feel the need for a quad core then spend $10 more than the 9950 and get

    AMD Phenom II X4 810 $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103650
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