AMD build help

Hi, I'm new to these forums but I wanted some help regarding a build I intend to put together.

Here are the Specs:

1.Processor- AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE

2.CPU Heatsink- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

3.MotherBoard- ASRock M3A785GXH/128M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

4.Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

5.Case- Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

6.RAM- Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

7.DVD Burner- Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R

8.Power Supply- Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

I have a 8800 GT that I'm going to use in the mean time and I also have windows 7 32bit already.

So is this a good build as in will everything hypothetically work when assembled? Thank you for your time.
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  1. everything should work but it would be better to get 4gb of RAM
    Better and cheaper HDD Spinpoint F3
  2. yep everything looks good to me, all in all it looks good on paper :)

    but if you are thinking of running any current games with it and your on a tight budget you might want to skimp down your case and hard drive and upgrade to a ati 4650,4870, or gtx 260.... jus a little heads up...

    o and if your really on a budget try and get combo deals from newegg...
  3. Here's a high quality board that is only a few bucks more after the rebate: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P for $95. ASRock isn't exactly known for quality boards, and the one you picked is more expensive because it has 3 PCIe 2.0 slots (16x/8x/4x). The Gigabyte board will run Crossfire/SLI at the same speed as the cheaper board, and be more expandable.
  4. Ok then, I replaced the HDD and MoBo with the ones mentioned.

    as for the graphics card, I plan on buying a pair of 4850's in a month when I get some money, so I will use to 8800 for a little while.

    Anyway, thank you for your replies. I think I finally have the final build I will use.
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