Sub 850 System AMD x4 Pii what do you think

Building this for a friend of mine I would add a SSD but not my money what do you guys think of this one?

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELK
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Subtotal: $933.91
about $840 after rebates and shipping
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  1. Hello belezeebub;
    Looking good there. Everything is compatible.

    An different monitor option: Upgrade from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080 resolution.
    Asus VE228H 21.5" LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers $160 w/ free shipping & $15 off w/ promo code EMCKHJK25, ends 2/16

    Have you thought about an aftermarket CPU cooler? CM Hyper 212 Plus $30
  2. I am trying to talk him into coming up with a few more bucks for the 965 and a 6g Hard drive might as well get everything you can out of it, and thanks for the monitor idea I didn't even notice it wasn't 1080
  3. +1 on the Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler.

    CPU => Stick with the x4 955 and go into the BIOS and up the multiplier to the 965 / 970 settings. Those are the same chip with the only difference being the multiplier setting from the factory. All of the X4 Deneb chips will clock / overclock very similarly..

    MEM => G.SKILL

    PSU => Corsair or Antec
  4. Best answer
    Stick with the X4 955.

    I'm OK with your choice of NZXT M59 case (review) and OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W PSU (review). It's a nice find on a good price combo.

    I could not find an independent review on the Patriot ‘Sector 5’ RAM kit. The NewEgg customer reviews are where you like to see them @ above 80% 4&5 eggs. But there is just a small number in the review pool.
  5. Slight change this is his finalized parts list will Order on friday unless someone here has any issues with it.

    Cart Item List:
    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
    Item #:N82E16820231311
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange)
    Item #:N82E16820139254
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
    Item #:N82E16827135204
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #:N82E16822136533
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
    Item #:N82E16819103911
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Asus ML228H 21.5" Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design
    Item #:N82E16824236099
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 100312SR Video Card with Eyefinity
    Item #:N82E16814102914
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    ASRock ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #:N82E16813157212
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817341039
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146058
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$16.00 Instant
    -$35.00 Combo
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    Grand Total: $898.91
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