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First timer. Have all parts picked out, will it work?

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September 6, 2010 7:07:56 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today or tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 900-950 before mail in rebates (don't trust them)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, browsing, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am 95% sure I am getting the parts I have already picked out. I just want some more experienced eyes to look over my parts and tell me they will work together before I hit the checkout button. I chose the X2 instead of the X4 because it let me get a GTX460 instead of a 5770. Hoping to unlock 1-2 cores. I am going to stay with the stock cooler for now, I'll just upgrade it later if needed. My cart is currently $930 after combos and shipping.

I have read reviews and/or benchmarks for everything on my list, so I'm mostly just looking for a couple people to say "It will work" before I commit to it. Thanks in advance.

DVD: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

Wireless Card: EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX

GPU: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
September 6, 2010 7:51:42 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I will get that one instead. I wasn't really sure on the DVD drive, so I just grabbed the one from the System Builder's Marathon article that went up today.
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September 6, 2010 8:15:30 PM

That combo is $25 more than the HDD+PSU combo I have now and the promo code won't stack with the combo. I don't think being modular is worth the extra cost for me. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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September 6, 2010 9:08:31 PM

Hmm, I got the promo code to stack. In that case no, I don't think it's worth it.
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