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Finalizing Gaming PC build, need last peices and a check

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September 17, 2011 1:11:35 AM

So, I've made a few topics here for advise, and everyone has been very good about it. However, I've held off on buying parts beacuse I've been waiting for some good deals to come around. This week, it looks like I've found them, so I'm ready to put together a real Build, and I was hoping to get some comments on it and recomendations.


Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2 days

Budget Range: Whatever is there

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet.

Parts Not Required: Optical drive and Hard drives. Mouse and Keyboard. MAYBE Monitor (More on that later.)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, though I'm close to a microcenter and don't mind the drive.

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None.

Overclocking: Yes, but only a little.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 (The one I have right now. I kind of want a new one.)


Alright, what I have in my Shopping carts:

Case:
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $97.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC602 600W ATX12V Ver.2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card $184.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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I know the PSU is a little overkill, but it's a good price and I've read good things, and I'd rather get too much instead of not enough.

The only component I NEED right now is memory. I have no idea what sort of bandwith I should be looking for to complete this. I doubt I'll need more then 4-8 gigs.

Also looking for an aftermarket cooler, if it's cheap enough. I'm not shooting for a huge overclock. Just 3.6 or 7 maybe, but if it's cheap and I can put it together without much hassle I'd be happy.
September 17, 2011 4:13:21 PM

I normally wouldn't bump like this so quickly, but with only a day or two for the deals I'm a little anxious.
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September 18, 2011 9:20:13 PM

Nothing eh? I'd love for someone to let me know I was on the right track, but I guess I'm buying them regardless today. Hope I didn't miss something.
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September 18, 2011 9:44:31 PM

I don't like the mixing of AMD and GeForce graphics. I would have suggested an i5 2500k. The PSU is not overkill, it looks just fine. And I would have recommended a different mobo as yours does not look very future friendly.
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September 22, 2011 4:00:56 PM

Best answer selected by nephrahim.
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