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New build, $900 max

Hello, I'm putting together a new build for my friend whose budget is around $900. He would like it to excel at gaming. He was hoping to buy most of the parts off of newegg. These are what I picked for him so far:

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Ed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275

[CPU and Motherboard combo deal: $230 after rebate]

Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

[Case and PSU combo deal: $160 after rebate]

GPU: Sappire Radeon HD 5830 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102878&cm_re=radeon_hd_5830-_-14-102-878-_-Product
$200 after rebate

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x 2GB) Cas 7 Latency 7-8-7-24-2N
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
$100 after promo code

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product
$70

CPU Fan & Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276406029&sr=8-1
$35 with shipping

Extra Case Fan: Cooler Master 120mm Red LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103063&Tpk=cooler%20master%20120mm%20red
$10

Optic Drive: ASUS 24B1ST DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&Tpk=asus%2024B1st
$23

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (Student bargain version)
$78

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Total : $906

Please review what I selected and give me your thoughts and suggestions. I would greatly appreciate any feedback, thank you very much.

-Sean
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  1. Best answer
    $866AR with your OS
  2. Nice, you're a magician at bargain hunting.
  3. Thank you for your kind words :P
  4. batuchka said:
    Thank you for your kind words :P



    Hey, you know if the UCC (unlock CPU core) on the ASROCK is any good on an amd athlon ii x3 440? Would i be able to OC and *** after that? Thx
  5. I'm not completely sure however I think it should unlock it just fine. It says it supports the Athlon II CPUs under the supported CPU specifications.
  6. Unlocking depends on many variables such as if the chip batch is unlockable worthy , etc so should be seen only as a bonus not a given ^^
  7. Best answer selected by seanr111.
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