Gaming computer $700 budget build

Hi, I'm planning to build a computer for regular usage and some gaming. These are the parts that I'm using and would like to have some feedback comments about my build. $600-700 budget gaming computer. Parts are from newegg.

Parts:
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99

-Combo Deal: ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Motherboard + AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Black Processor - $181.99

-Combo Deal: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V Power Supply +
XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $194.98

-Acer X193W+BD Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor -$124.99

-A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) -$79.99

EDIT: hd -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 )price will not be included in budget limit.


If there are cheaper/better parts to replace in my build, then please say so. Also if there are some kind of flaw or bottleneck with this setup, please advise since this is the first time I'm building my own PC. Thanks
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  1. If you're going the AMD route, I wouldn't buy AM2 and DDR2. It's getting phased out. AM3 and DDR3 would be better.
  2. You're missing a hard drive. Do you already have one?
  3. So switch it with this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193
    Price is similar, but if it makes a difference, then that's good. Comment appreciated, hoping for more inputs.
  4. firebolt126 said:
    So switch it with this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193
    Price is similar, but if it makes a difference, then that's good. Comment appreciated, hoping for more inputs.


    if you switch to that, you'll also need to switch motherboards to a AM3 socket board.
  5. Oh, I forgot about that, here's the new motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273353
  6. firebolt126 said:
    Oh, I forgot about that, here's the new motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273353


    That would be good. That's an awesome motherboard. I have built 3 rigs using that board and it hasn't failed yet. Overclocks very easy.
    Now, if you care about aesthetics, then I wouldn't get those Red G Skills.
    I'd get these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260 (looser timings) or
    these XMS3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263 (tighter timings) or
    if you got money, get these Mushkins http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146777 (price went up like $30 from last month when I bought them) or
    Dominators http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145264
  7. So will this setup work with everything I listed? Everything is compatible and enough power is transferred through the psu to each components? If it is, thanks a lot for the answers masterasia.
  8. Everything should work
  9. get this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=ripjaws_1600-_-20-231-303-_-Product

    the lower end corsair ram doesn clock too well
    dominators are over priced
    so are the munshkins
  10. Alright, thanks for the help guys.
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