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  1. Mobo - Consider this Asus M4A89TD 890FX motherboard for $15 more? It includes USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0 Gb/s.
    HDD - Either the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB for $10 more or the Seagate 7200.12 1 TB for $5 more?

    Other than that, looks pretty good. You could save a little money by going with the Phenom II X4 955, since you're going to be overclocking anyway, but the 965 is fine too.
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    Ok so lets start part by part:
    The RAM is good but for the same price you can get this ones with better CAS LATENCY, (as you want to overclock this is a good think to look for, as the RAM links up with the CPU):
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276


    The PSU is spot on with lots of space for upgrades.

    The GPU is spot on is well but it says that it's out of stock so just get the one thats in stock.

    The CPU is good but save 10 buck by getting the 955 and put the money forward for the coolIT E.C.O. cooler.

    The HDD, get this one, highly recommended:
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20f3%201tb

    The case is nice, i would go with antec 902 with great space and airflow but thats just my opinion.

    Love the MOBO, can do up to 4-way crossfire. But the 6870 only supports up to 2-way CF, but it's still agurd choice.

    DVD is ok.

    CPU cooler get the coolIT E.C.O. as the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 can block two of your RAM slots that could be a good upgrade path in a future for some boost on the memory.

    With these changes your built will be spot on ready to order... :D

    Enjoy your built...
  3. the Msi is about $15 more
  4. Yh but that dosn't matter it's out of stock anyway, but also the msi one is a good brand.

    Just get this HIS one, it's overclocked to 920 mhz to give a little boost:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161350&cm_re=6870-_-14-161-350-_-Product
  5. Actually, both the MSI & Sapphire models are out of stock. It truly does not matter which brand you buy as all 6870's are reference... My one bit of advise when buying video cards, don't pay extra for an OC version unless it has some sort of special cooling solution other than reference.
  6. jonpaul37 said:
    Actually, both the MSI & Sapphire models are out of stock. It truly does not matter which brand you buy as all 6870's are reference... My one bit of advise when buying video cards, don't pay extra for an OC version unless it has some sort of special cooling solution other than reference.


    Thats true and as the non OCed versions of 6870 on newegg are out of stock i posted the HIS version thats OC to 920Mhz so it's just a very little boost.

    Or he could get the GPU from Amazon for $259.99 because Amazon has showed black friday deals out allready:
    MSI Radeon HD 6870 1024 MB DDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 2PM2D1GD5
    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-2PM2D1GD5/dp/B0048194UE
  7. anouther question: whats a good cpu cooler for overclocking?
  8. The Hyper 212 is a great air cooler, if you want to step up the funds a little bit more, go with this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010&cm_re=corsair_Hydro-_-35-181-010-_-Product

    or it's big brother...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181013&cm_re=corsair_Hydro-_-35-181-013-_-Product

    very easy to install and does not take up much room at all...
  9. The one thing I'm worred about Liquid cooling is the chance of it leaking and ruining my hardware.
  10. This is not your typical "liquid" solution, it is a Pre-filled, closed-loop system, so no need to fill it or maintain it... Virtually no chance of leakage unless it is factory defect or you slice the hose... Read the reviews on it, you'll see.
  11. gougeface said:
    anouther question: whats a good cpu cooler for overclocking?


    I would say go for the CoolIT Systems ECO A.L.C. CPU Cooler, it's cheaper than the corsair h50 and has better performace in temperatures.

    Here is a review that shows the test results for the Corsair H50 and the CoolIT Systems ECO A.L.C. CPU Cooler


    http://forum.desktopreview.com/desktop-components/240179-coolit-eco-l-c-corsair-h50-comparison-review.html
  12. Best answer selected by gougeface.
  13. Hope you enjoy your built :D
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