Any Suggestions\Opinions On This $700 Build

Here is a system i built for a guy on a $700 budget. Just wanted to get some opinions. Im going to refer to it as a "Gamesurfer", mainly used to surf and everyday use and light to medium game usage. Will be displayed on a LG Flatron l227 WTG max res 1680x1050. Will likely be used to run games like COD MW 2. Also all hardware will be placed in a Antec 300 tower. All hardware is to be purchased from newegg. Just looking for any advice. THANKS!


ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
$119.99

SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$94.99

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$64.99

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor-OEM
$104.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
$106.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
$79.99

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
$24.99

XIGMATEK cobra - d984 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler
$34.99

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$54.95

GRAND TOTAL $698.92
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  1. thanks for your input! i already ordered, for price reasons. really wanted to go w/ a little better video card, but that one looked good to keep it at my strict $700 budget(LOL). i do believe i will be returning the fan for more than likely the one you have suggested. i was just thinking the fan i had selected may be a better fit because of the fan placed atop the antec 300 case. also i will be using as5 thermal compound since i have 2-3 tubes already. one of my main goals also was to build a system built to last also(what a shock huh, LOL). was why i had gone w/ the western digi hd, cause i have had nothing but luck w/ them... not that ive never had one fail yet.
  2. Dang, could have had a lot better of a system for $700.

    However, yours is not bad at all.
  3. whitefang said:
    Dang, could have had a lot better of a system for $700.

    However, yours is not bad at all.


    ...what would you have suggested, if you dont mind me asking.
  4. KAPOW, SHAZAM, VOILA.

    USB 3.0 Sata 6GB
    Better PSU.
    MUCH better video card.
    MUCH better ram.

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