First build, advice please.

Was originally planning to build one over the summer, but I was too busy, so here's what I have now:


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week
BUDGET RANGE: 600-700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, regular use(internet and such)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:neweegg, zipzoomfly


PARTS PREFERENCES:no preference

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Parts Chosen:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030 Dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098 320GB WD HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016 500w OCZ PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193 4GB DDR3 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649 Phenom II X3 720
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398 Gigabyte AM3 AMD 790GX mobo
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011630&prodlist=celebros 5770

Not sure about which case to get. I was thinking about getting it from microcenter so I can actually see it.

Also, Zipzoomfly has a 4890 for the same price as the 5770, would that be worth looking into?
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  1. Those parts are slightly pricier. Would rather not spend any more money, but thanks.
  2. it only cost 681$ after mail in rebates, isnt that in your 600-700$ budget.
  3. While you are waiting for your parts, look at this thread:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
    The first part may stop you from making noobish mistakes.
  4. Alright, sounds helpful.

    Are all my parts compatible with each other?
  5. yep, all of your parts are compatible. so are the ones in my build.
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