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Any Suggestions\Opinions On This $700 Build

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March 13, 2010 3:31:51 PM

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
March 16, 2010 10:35:27 PM

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.
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March 16, 2010 10:53:40 PM

Dang, could have had a lot better of a system for $700.

However, yours is not bad at all.
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March 16, 2010 11:06:21 PM

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.
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March 16, 2010 11:17:31 PM

KAPOW, SHAZAM, VOILA.

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

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