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Almost complete, still missing cpu + mobo

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Last response: in Systems
March 8, 2011 5:13:03 PM

So far, I've bought these parts:
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W power supply
Antec 300 Illusion + win7
Asus Radeon 6850
G Skill DDR3 1333 4gb ram
Seagate 7200.12 500gb HD
Asus DVD burner
1920x1080 monitor

Usage: Gaming, Youtube, AIM, Ventrilo, Web browsing.

All that's left is processor and mobo (budget for the two is $140-$150). You guys recommended me phenom x4 965 + GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3 760G microATX from Microcenter

I have two questions:
1. I don't want to buy a separate cooler, will the 965BE run really hot and noisy? (I will not be overclocking).

2. From the reviews the board seems great but people are saying that a big video card could block the SATA ports. Isn't that a bad thing for

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March 8, 2011 5:27:56 PM

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