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January 26, 2012 11:33:34 PM

Does this look like a good build? Its for gaming, and a bit of music and video editing.

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top ...
Model #:CHALLENGER-U3
Item #:N82E16811147060
$49.99

ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:M5A88-V EVO
Item #:N82E16813131733
$119.99

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:100314-3L
Item #:N82E16814102948
$164.99

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ...
Model #:RG630-S12
Item #:N82E16817182200
$59.99

AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX
Model #:HD96ZTWFGRBOX
Item #:N82E16819103995
$124.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
$46.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST31000524AS
Item #:N82E16822148697
$134.99

Subtotal: $701.93


Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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January 26, 2012 11:39:19 PM

Are you doing stock cooling or aftermarket? Some air coolers need research done to make sure the fan header and RAM don't interfere or get interfered with.
January 26, 2012 11:43:39 PM

scottiemedic said:
Are you doing stock cooling or aftermarket? Some air coolers need research done to make sure the fan header and RAM don't interfere or get interfered with.


Im using the stock CPU fan because im not planning on overclocking. Is that what youre talking about?
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January 26, 2012 11:47:11 PM

Yeah, that is. But with a nice case, mobo and CPU like that, wouldn't you like the option to OC if you needed some extra oomph? :) 
January 26, 2012 11:47:40 PM

looks good but I would recommend still getting an aftermarket fan as the stock is really crappy even for non OC.
January 26, 2012 11:50:22 PM

esrever said:
looks good but I would recommend still getting an aftermarket fan as the stock is really crappy even for non OC.


Would it cause overheating problems? i figured even if it was crap it would be okay because theres like 3 fans on the case. haha.
January 26, 2012 11:55:03 PM

with the stock fan my phenom II 955 was still overheating under prime95. was ok on regular tasks but I didn't trust it. My case also had 3 fans and my room isn't even hot so I don't trust the stock.

Now even with 400mhz OC I stay 10C below the original temps at stock. I have the hyper 212+.
January 27, 2012 12:11:51 AM

Try this PSU:

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I generally trust XFX over Rosewill for PSUs. This one comes out to roughly the same price as the Rosewill after the MIR.
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