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June 26, 2011 2:49:50 AM

Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case
Akasa Venom cooler
OCZ Stealth Xstream II 600W PSU
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 AMD 770
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit CL9
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB

any glaring fails?

budget is basically the cost of the above (i've already pushed this up, its roughly £600)
overclockers uk
amazon would be the sites of chouce

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June 26, 2011 2:55:02 AM

could i get away with a core i3-540 and stock cooler? or would that bottleneck the 6970?
June 26, 2011 3:10:37 AM

change that to an i3 2100. either processors will not bottleneck the 6970
June 26, 2011 2:27:56 PM

yea, i went the sandybridge route - core i3 2100 :) 

found a sweet deal on a 6950 as well so i was set!