Budget gaming setup.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web, media storage, basic office applications,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Case, keyboard/mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES:none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 X1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Cpu/mobo/video card combo:
Phenom 945, Msi am2+ mobo, MSI 4890 OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.216270

Memory:
OCZ reaper ddr2 800 mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

Hard drive:
640 GB caviar blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Wireless card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315041

PSU
corsair 650tx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Monitor
Asus 21.5 1080p
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051

Does this setup look good? i'm not sure about the memory or HD.
It saved a lot of money using the combo, so I'm hoping to keep that in the build.
Final price after shipping and MIR is 730$.
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  1. Good build, nice deal on that combo, but i wouldn't get that motherboard. I would also consider the phenom 940BE since it can overclock easier, but that combo deal makes up for it, great savings there. Great choices otherwise.
  2. What is your budget?
    I would look for an all AM3/DDR3 build. A WD Black drive will be faster.
    I would prefer a mobo by Gigabyte, ASRock, Asus, or Biostar over MSI or Foxconn, and those over what's left. You're getting a GPU; if you think you may want to use Crossfire, get a 790GX board, otherwise get a 785G.
    Good PSU. Big enough for Crossfire, or get a 750W model for even more headroom.
    I like this wireless card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180052
    It has mixed reviews at Newegg, but I had zero problems with mine, and it was a big improvement over the b/g card it replaced.
  3. I really need to keep it under 800.
    Which is why I ruled out a ddr3 setup, and since i wasn't using ddr3, I figured an am2+ motherboard wouldn't matter.

    I'm not thrilled about the motherboard, but it doesn't seem to be enough to throw away the 85$ savings.
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