$700 gaming build

So I'm trying to build a gaming pc for under $700 (Canadian) and ive come up with this

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $43.99

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $90.99

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - $109.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $50.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $61.99

MOBO: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - $64.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176

GPU: MSI N450GTS CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $145.99

I would have liked to SLI cards but this mobo's second PCI-E 2.0 is only x4 not x8 or x16, and its pretty tough to find any AMD motherboards that support SLI. Anyways, the total price with taxes and shipping is $710.26.

Any changes would be appreciated :) Thanks
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  1. You don't need such a large PSU if you're not going to be SLI'ing or CF'ing your graphics cards. You will be better off with a 600W unit. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341039&cm_re=600w-_-17-341-039-_-Product

    Try and use the money saved to get a better brand motherboard, ASRock aren't that good. Maybe look at Gigabyte or Asus. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131603&cm_re=amd_770-_-13-131-603-_-Product

    Also take a look at a Triple Core Athlon Processor. The more cores the better, you will find that the dual core will struggle. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886&cm_re=athlon_II_triple-_-19-103-886-_-Product

    Maybe take a look at this case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-042-_-Product

    Thats a good deal on the RAM, i couldn't see anything equivalent cheaper, even at lower speeds.

    The 450 is outperformed by the 5770 for cheaper: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150501&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-501-_-Product

    If you want a dual slot card, try this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125309&cm_re=5770-_-14-125-309-_-Product

    The HDD is good if you can live with that capacity. However if you can find a larger F3 for the same price then go for that.
  2. Mianmars, with shipping and taxes included that system comes to $850 which is outside my budget, even with the gtx 460.
  3. how much do u want it to be reduced?
  4. I can maybe go up to $720 or $730. Also, I would like to keep the cooler master case, but everything else is subject to change. Thanks
  5. Cost Reduction Alternatives

    GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121390
    MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131595
    PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371004

    Total reduction from my build earlier (gtx 460): 103$

    You shouldn't degrade any further. hope u can afford it now.
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