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First time build $700

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend BUDGET RANGE: 700 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, watching movies, online games

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: any

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 (soon to upgrade monitor)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First time build. Need help picking right RAM. Any other thoughts greatly appreciated


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LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161317

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015


GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128419


AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor Model ADX440WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103843
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.353282


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail ...ALREADY HAVE...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042


Open to any ideas to cost save or improve on any components. Thanks ahead of time.
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  1. Looks good but missing the Ram....

    GSkill CL7 1600
  2. Best answer
    A better performing build:

    CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $228 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    GPU: HD 5770 $150 after rebate
    PSU: Same unit $75
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $25

    Total: $649
  3. Best answer selected by pjw318.
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