Any suggestions?

I just need something to play RoM, Wow, and DDO and less demanding games and they dont have to be at max settings, but thats a + of course. This is what I put together. I have a monitor/keyboard/Os already. Any info appreciated, especially ones to save some cash.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM [...] 6827135204

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [...] 6811129042

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [...] 6822148445

GIGABYTE GA-MA78LM-S2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard [...] 6813128408

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card [...] 6814102864

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 [...] 6820145184

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX / OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... [...] mbo.392560

Grand Total:* $607.88

I think thats pretty good, but im no expert. What do you all think?
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  1. As far as the 7200.12 HDD ... Step up to the 1TB model, or down to the 500GB model.. These are 500GB platter tech and will out-perform the 750GB model.

    I think you might be able to get better IGP / more modern mobo, for that money.

    GPU card is great.

    The Athlon-II x3 435 proc is much better suited (and more balanced) ... has a higher clock and you are likely not to *ever* use/need that 4th core.

    PSU looks ok
  2. I would get an AM3 ATX mobo like the GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 and DDR3 RAM like A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 or G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333.

    You can get this case:

    and a PSU.
  3. Thanks for the feedback, so is all that atx compatible?

    How would this mobo be with the DDR3 GSkill RAM?

    The other semems to have a few problems with WIN 7
  5. Ok, heres the new build...Grand Total: $601.73 and thats including shipping. It appears to me thats more speed and power for less dough thanks to everyones advice. Any more tweaks needed? For that price I may have to splurge on a new 25 inch monitor!

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

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

    SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
  6. Perfect !!! If DirectX 11 is not the "end-all-be-all" of your requirements, you might (WELL) take a lookie, at this critter ... A SUPER DEAL ... outruns the 5770 handily and will let you do hi-rez with games that 5770 cannot.

    XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Double Lifetime Manufacture Warranty
    You Save: $10.00
    $199.99 [...] _-14150438 [...] 621-6.html

    Radeon HD 4890
    Excellent 1920x1200 performance in most games

    The Radeon HD 4890 has reappeared on our radar in limited quantities, and remains a fantastic buy at the $200 price point. If the Radeon HD 4890 looks good to you, you may want to act quickly, as stock can't possibly last for much longer.
  7. I appreciate the advice/info, but the 5770 is already going to surpass what i need atm...and with the crossfire option I can just add another card when/if needed. I am so freaking excited to get this thing together!! Thanks for all the help! One more i need a sound card for that setup?

    Of course any more advice/opinions greatly appreciated.
  8. Tim ... That is a misleading statement ... The mobo he spec'd DOES SO HAVE "REAL CROSSFIRE SUPPORT" ... AND ALSO HAS HYBRID xFIRE TOO ... What is your agenda, here? ... I am pretty sure you know better ... but maybe you "dint".


    Brand ASUS
    Model M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

    ... ~~SNIP~~ ...

    Features Core Unlocker – Unlock extra cores for true core performance

    TurboV & Turbo Key II for Easy O.C. – Simple and real-time O.C. tuning in OS environment; one button levels up the system performance

    USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s RAID Support – Fully unleash USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s bandwidth

    MemOK! – Enhance memory compatibility

    ASUS Express Gate – Instant Online! Instant Fun!

    ASUS EPU Engine – Energy Efficiency & Noise Reduction

    Support ATI CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFireX Technology

  9. Ohhhhh .... GOOD POINT !

    exCUUUUUUSE ...... ..... .... MEEEEEEE !!

    = What HE said ! =
  10. AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

    Thats the CPU Im getting, as recommended

    and is x8/x8 really better? couldnt tell if that was sarcasm or not.
  11. Grand Total: $664.81

    I forgot to add in the cpu...thats the new total including shipping...a litle higher than I wanted.
  12. Well, yes ... symetrical distribution of bandwidth ... 8x8, ...

    ... That was a "good catch" by Timop, I *do* stand corrected.

    And, you will be much the better FOR it, if you do xFire.

    ... BUT ... While we are on the subject ... I hate to open yet another can of worms ...

    You should know ... That Antec PSU *IS* a good one ... BUT ... It is *NOT* xFire ready.

    If you are really thinking that you may want xFire as a "built-in option" (Any gamer should), then you prolly WILL want a corsair 650W PSU ... This one.
  13. The Antec has two 6 pin connectors and anyway the video card comes with an adapter.
  14. exactly

    Brand CORSAIR
    Model CMPSU-650TX
    Type ATX12V / EPS12V
    Maximum Power 650W
    Fans Thermally controlled 120mm fan
    PFC Active
    Main Connector 20+4Pin
    +12V Rails Single
    PCI-Express Connector 2 x 6+2-Pin
    SATA Power Connector 8
    SLI Ready
    CrossFire Ready
    Modular No
    Efficiency > 80%
    Energy-Efficient 80 PLUS Certified
    Over Voltage Protection Yes
    Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
    Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
    Input Current 10A
    Output +3.3V@24A,+5V@30A,+12V@52A,-12V@0.8A,+5VSB@3.0A
    MTBF >100,000 Hours
    Approvals UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC
    Dimensions 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 5.9"(L)
    Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 12V(4/8Pin)
    8 x peripheral
    8 x SATA
    2 x Floppy
    2 x PCI-E
    Features Ultra-quiet 120mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow
    80%+ energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% load condition for less heat generation and lower energy bill
    99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system
    Universal AC input 90~264V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage
    Dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with latest components

    Compatible with Core i7
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 5 years limited
    Labor 5 years limited

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    Run cooler, too, because it can be up to 80% efficient (tested at 20%, 50% and full load), meaning less waste heat from the supply. Compatible with both ATX 2.0 and ATX 2.2 systems, it includes long cables for even full-sized tower installations. Nvidia SLI support. It includes power connections for eight SATA drives. A 120mm variable speed fan with double bearings gives good airflow with minimal noise. Active power factor correction helps deal with inductive loads (drive and fan motors, mostly).

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    ATX12V and EPS12V Compatible
    Compatible with the ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V standards, the Corsair CMPSU-650TX provides maximum power stability to drive the latest Intel and AMD processors as well as other components for desktop and server computer systems.

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    A maximum power of 650W delivers safe, reliable output for high-end PC systems.

    Highly Efficient
    Delivering over 80% efficiency, the Corsair CMPSU-650TX power supply saves energy and may even reduce your electric bill!

    NVIDIA SLI Certified
    Featuring two 6+2-pin PCI-E power connectors, the Corsair CMPSU-650TX power supply has gone through a series of rigorous NVIDIA SLI certification tests for maximum system stability when building NVIDIA SLI PCs.

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    +12V Rails Single
    Efficiency > 80%
    Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
    Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
    Main Connector 20+4Pin
    Maximum Power 601 - 700W
    PCI-Express Connector 2 x 6+2-Pin
    PFC Active
    Type ATX12V / EPS12V

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