Check my 720 BE Build

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319 $74.99
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail $119.00
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail $35.49

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - COMBO
• GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $124.98

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - COMBO
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227289 $237.98


Subtotal: $592.44 TAX: 48.88 Shipping: 14.45 TOTAL $655.77 AMIR: $555.77

QUESTIONS: Is 500w PSU enough? I only plan on using 1 GPU. Hows the MOBO with this setup? Is it adequate enough?

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  1. looks good, although you could get 4GB of ram and a 4890 for the same price as those Reaper's and a GTX 260.
  2. Sorry I did not post the MIR's for that combo I get
    -$24.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate14-130-434
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

    AMIR: $182.98
  3. ^ you still have to pay for it though, and if something goes wrong after you send in the rebate then you can't return them.
  4. Point taken, I am just going for more bang/buck. I live in CA so I have to pay tax also. I just want to make sure that PSU is good for this setup. Also to make sure GPU will work with this MOBO.
  5. the PSU combo isn't there anymore, just checked.

    edit: whoops, was looking at the am3 version of that mobo.
  6. Yeah, I just saw, thank goodness it was in my cart.

    I went and purchased my build. Thank you for your input. Everyone here at Tom's are very helpful. I think I got a good build with everyone's help, and a little under budget. Woohoo!
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