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February 4, 2011 8:45:17 PM
February 4, 2011 9:16:03 PM

That system should be able to run most games. But that motherboard and cpu seems to be outdated since new Intel and AMD is coming out soon. But then again that system should be able run any current games out.
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February 5, 2011 12:10:03 AM

I think it's OK if you need to buy soon.

Skip the 965 and get the 955 and a good cooler.
Get a better, more modern board with the features you will need in the near future.

955 and Asus 870 board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your Case and PSU choice is fine... but if you like I can suggest an alternate way to go. Most Rosewill PSUs should be avoided but this is at least equal in quality to the OCZ, and will cover a single card well, along with the rest of the system. This particular PSU is made by ATNG:
PSU/Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I might go with lower profile memory on an AMD board so that cooler clearance is less of an issue.... this Mushkin kit is the same price and timings and MIGHT be slightly lower:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this G.Skill kit has a much lower profile and will use less power (but I doubt the board will allow 1.35V, you will probably run at 1.5V and maybe even tighter timings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those are my thoughts, your list isn't bad at all.
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February 5, 2011 12:15:45 AM

Even though there's always room for improvements on any system, the parts you chose will work well together. If that's your 2011 "dream machine" go ahead and build it. It's fine....... before I go to work I gotta add........... the power supply won't be good for a cross fire set up. Just wanted you to know that.
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