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Last Minute Tips Needed for my 3rd Build

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February 11, 2011 12:50:49 AM

Back again after doing a little more researching and came up with this build below. This computer will be used mostly for gamming and serfing the web and my main focus is keeping my system cool even while running games. Will not overclock my system because I believe it shortens the life span of hardware, once again, my belief. Please review the hardware listed below and feel free to leave any feeback. My budget is $1400 so I want to get a descent bang for my bucks. Note this build is Stage 1 only, Stage 2 involves doubling RAM, adding or replacing GPU for Crossfire, Gamming NIC, and some other multimedia devices. Statements in ** are my concerns and thoughts.

Case-Fans-Power Supply - Local Wholesales PC store in Houston

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Enthusiast *Wish it came with all fans like my NZXT Zero did*
http://www.directron.com/phan001bk.html

NZXT 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.92 Modular
http://www.directron.com/hale90850m.html

NZXT FN-140RB 140mm Computer Case Fan
http://www.directron.com/fn140rb.html

NZXT FN-200RB 200mm Computer Case Fan x 2 *Read bad reviews that these fans will develop clicking noise on the bearings after a week or so. Had no luck finding replacement 200mms that can fit the Phantom*
http://www.directron.com/fn200rb.html

CPU-GPU-RAM-CPU Cooler-HHD-CD/DVD ROMs - Newegg

ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard *Not planning on OCing nor Tri/Quad Xfire, otherwise would pick the Crosshair IV*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler *Read that this is a Big Pappa thats gets the job done, however I'm worried if my mobo can hold it or should I get a smaller one since I'm not OCing?*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP *Had no luck seeing reviews on this one. Could this just be an underdog or something I should not waste my time with because it could be discontinued?*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

End of Stage 1
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