Can I Get Your Feedback on This Gaming Build...Please

Hello and Happy Holidays!

Some of you saw this thread earlier requesting for your input on building the build, here is the completed build and I wanted to get input before purchasing. Here are the details....

We already have a Phantom NZXT case. We had $800 to build the gaming computer (does not include monitor) and we had some wonderful input while building. Just wanted to have everyone look at the "finished" list before purchasing (from I think we have about $50 extra in the budget...would you suggest adding another 4GB of memory?


1. ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131651

2. AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808

3. HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Model #:H687F1G2M
Item #:N82E16814161349

4. OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
Model #:OCZ500MXSP
Item #:N82E16817341016

5. CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Model #:CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #:N82E16820145260

6. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:HD103SJ
Item #:N82E16822152185

7. ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204

8. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Model #:GFC-00599
Item #:N82E16832116754
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  1. Looks good to go. 4gb is enough for gaming.
  2. This is tmcindc's son. I'd like to personally thank you all for the help you've given me, and I just have a few questions or so to make sure I'm completely good to go.

    1. The computer tower comes with switches for fans, and I can turn them off and on when needed. My question for this is will I need to run certain fans when I'm gaming, and certain ones when I'm not? Like all of them when I'm gaming and only a couple of them when I'm not. If so, which fans do I run for which?

    2. My second question is I don't plan to overclock, but should I want to in the future.. will my current components be sufficient? I can easily upgrade, and this is only just an option, and should I want to upgrade what would you suggest?

    3. Finally, is there any guide specific for this computer case to assemble all of these? Or will each part come with its own installation guide?

    Again, I thank you all for the help and I'd like to wish you all a very happy new year.
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