Quality-budget/gaming system. comments/criticism/suggestions?

i had a cousin come to me for help with a budget yet quality build. he had 650 bucks to play with. i have a spare 750 gig barracuda and a 640 meg 8800 gts that he is going to use. hes saving up for a 5850 or 5870, and then another one. this was the best i could do, i think. any comments or concerns?

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  1. i live in canada btw.
  2. I would switch to a GX board

    and RAM with some lower latencies
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop

    and this case
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

    What Barracuda HDD is that?
  3. i dunno about the gx board, hes planning on using crossfire with a 5870 or 5850. would like to keep the 16x 16x lanes.

    the lower latency ram sounds like a good idea.

    trying to keep costs down on the case, also, the two hundred is very functional. though a bit of a pain to work with.

    its a barracuda 10
  4. You should get a new HDD. As for the GX board, you won't notice the difference.
  5. i agree, its not a very fast drive. but, its somethign to stuff in there until he can afford another.
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