New system for a friend

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Ok, I'm building a new system for a friend and would like some input. His budget is around $600 without OS and monitor. He said if it can be made a little cheaper than that, great. He said that it more or less must be AMD. Also said it will be mainly for gaming, probably on a 19 or 22" monitor, no more than 1680x1050 resolution. Ive put together a build for him, and would like to know what you guys think. Biggest question is on the case.

Proc- PII X3 720 BE- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

MOBO- Asus M3A78- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131340

CPU cooler- Xiggy S1283- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
as a combo deal with the X3 720 and the MIR it basically only costs $1. Awesome deal.

PSU- Corsair 450VX- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003

RAM- Corsair 4GB DDR2 1066- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145214
feel free to suggest something else. I have 6GB of corsair XMS2 right now running flawless at 4-4-4-13-20 at 800 in my compy.

VC- MSI 4850- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127401
he said that the 4670 would be good, and haven't told him that i have stuffed a 4850 in there for him.

HD- WD 320GB- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098
he said 320GB was more than plenty for what he was doing.

CD/DVD burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152
i have one right now, very quiet and very fast. Also very cheap.

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147095
So far it is the Rosewill, but I am quite sure that the S1283 cooler wont fit in this case, so i was going to change to the Antec 300. People on newegg say they have had no problem putting the S1283 in the Antec 300. Not sure what you guys think.

Total- Right now with the Rosewill case, before MIR and combo deals $655.93.
With the Antec 300, $688.89.

Everything will be coming off of newegg. I will probably throw in 2 Scythe case fans just for some added cooling. Thank you in advance for all suggestions and help.

 

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thanks for the replies, ill ask and see what he thinks.
i will probably go with that ram unless someone can find another they think is better. It looks pretty good to me.
 

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