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First Build--Any Advice?

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July 29, 2011 5:20:18 PM

This will be the first time I build a computer, and after talking with a friend who has built several, I came up with this build, but I thought I'd post it here to get more advice/criticism. I think everything is compatible, but I've had some trouble picking out a gpu, so I will post a few of the options I have been considering. I really don't know to much about this stuff yet, so bear with my inexperience if you can.

cpu: AMD Phenom II X3 720
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: MSI 870S-G46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: (x3) Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

optical: LITE-ON DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

note--I could upgrade to a 700W unit if necessary

case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu: ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 29, 2011 6:13:11 PM

I will, thank you.
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