New build - Please review

How does this look for an administrative system to replace old P4? Will have 3 hard drives for data backup, SCSI card and old DAT3 drive.


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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  1. Looks good, though this system could run easily on a 550W since you aren't using a video card.
  2. Good idea coleam45.

    I think I might go with the Seasonic X-560 modular unit.

    Always appreciate the comments!
  3. I would suggest a setup like this if going below budget is fine -
    CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
    Even for gaming the Phenoms only offer a slight advantage over the Athlons, so for other tasks, I doubt you would notice any significant performance difference...

    CASE - Check out this combo if buying from newegg,...
    CM 690 Black + CM Silent PRO 600W
  4. Thanks for the tip but I am going to stick with the Phenom 2 as I might make it a backup VMWare ESXi box in the future and put some more memory in it.

    Any more tips?
  5. ^ Hmm,... then why not try the X6 1055T ? More cores would be beneficial for virtualization...
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