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New Computer Help Please

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August 27, 2011 4:52:24 PM

Hello, I am new to this community and was wanting some help with the parts i have chosen for my new gaming computer. Also, I'm a computer newbie so I will probably have unnecessary information, please point this out to me, I am trying to learn. Another thing, if you are going to suggest parts, please keep in mind that I am a teenager with a budget of a max of ~$750.

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Case: ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
RAM:Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
Video Card: HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

Thank you for your time.

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September 3, 2011 7:11:19 AM

I would go 750W PSU min if you ever plan on running a dual GPU configuration in the future. Also would go for a Hard drive that supports SATA 6.0Gb/s like this one ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) which is monetarily comparable but larger and with twice the access speed as long as you have the MoBo to support it. Just my 2cents do with it what you will.
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