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Please critique my new build,suggestions will be appreciated

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January 26, 2010 9:03:53 PM


HI, I'm Dave
im new to both this forum and pc building, i recently tried to put together a decent gaming rig, to make a long story short it didn't turn out well, I'm in the process of returning most of the parts, so I've made a list of everything i plan to use this time around, but before i take the plunge and click the submit button in my shopping cart, i would appreciate it if you gave me your opinion on the parts I've selected, feel free to make suggestions and advice offered will be greatly appreciated. thank you.

gaming rig
1.OPTICAL DRIVE
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04



2.CASE
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



3.HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM



4.MOTHERBOARD
GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD



5.GPU
HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB



6.PSU
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W



7.CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W



8.MEMORY
Crucial Ballistic Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

January 26, 2010 9:10:32 PM

Looks good to me.
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January 26, 2010 9:16:09 PM

Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead, $10 more for 150gb and faster speed(albeit not by much):

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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January 26, 2010 9:22:17 PM

I didn't even check how large it was. Good call by zach.
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January 26, 2010 9:37:54 PM

thanks for the feedback guys, i went ahead and made the substitution, i think i'm just about ready to submit this now.
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January 26, 2010 11:37:40 PM

Best answer selected by Tool316.
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