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December 26, 2010 8:03:45 PM

Just need a simple review if everything is okay on this build. Please ask if there are any more parts I could possibly need for anything. The only parts I do not need are: speakers, and mice. Can't find the template right now but I am overclocking and I am doing SLI in the future. My budget is around $900-$1,200.


CPU-
AMD Phenom II x4 955
$144.99
Comes with this coupon for BFBC2. I don't know if it gives you %10 off the download or if it is a complete free download-.-'.

Combo'ed with-

MOBO-
ASUS M4N98TD EVO
$139.99
Has the 980a SLI chipset for GTX 460.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case-
RV02
From Amazon for rebate + free shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/SILVERSTONE-RV02B-W-Steel-Tower-C...

PSU-
XFX 650W CAG9
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Enough power for the system and GTX 460 SLI.

Video Card-
MSI GTX 460 1GB
$179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-
Corsair XMS3
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor-
ASUS VH242H
$179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive-
Samsung 22x
$17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD-
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1TB
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU Cooler-
H50
Buying from Best Buy, cheaper than Newegg's deal, plus I have $40 gift card.
$59.99

Keybaord-
Logitech G10
$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopefully totals are right :-P
Total w/o rebates, shipping, or gift cards-
$1,250

With rebates, shipping & gift cards-
$1,130

Any advice appreciated.

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December 26, 2010 8:07:31 PM

Forgot to include that I have the OS added in.
Windows 7 64 bit OEM
$99.99
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December 26, 2010 9:15:52 PM

Looks good to me!
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December 27, 2010 3:19:21 AM

How about an equally good power supply for $25 cheaper after rebate?
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or even a more powerful power supply for $35 cheaper? You never know how much power any future upgrades may need...
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't let the cheaper prices fool you-- it says Corsair was voted the best power supply manufacturer of 2010, and I highly doubt Antec will fail you. Mine's definitely running solid to this very day, and I couldn't be happier with it. ^_^

You could use the money you saved to get yourself a nice soundcard. With the setup you have, you might as well treat yourself to one. :) 

People seem to be very happy with this one:
SIIG IC-510012-S2 5.1 Channels 16-bit PCI Interface SoundWave
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But if you're willing to spend a bit more then there's this one:
Turtle Beach TBS-3300-01 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Montego DDL Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But if you REALLY want to invest in some killer sound:
HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^"The sound from this card is better than a woman."^ ;) 

But those are just a few tweaks/extras. All in all, I think you have a pretty sweet build there. =]
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December 27, 2010 3:47:58 AM

Thank you for the advice. I do know that Antec makes quality power supplies too. The only reason I am not buying a 650tx is that it does not have enough connectors for a gtx sli setup. I may go for the 750tx or the one's you offered. As for the soundcard, it does seem quite important for someone like me. I will look into it(perhaps upgradeable in the future). Also going to buy white LEDs for the case to light it up but not look too flashy.
Thank you!
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