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December 14, 2011 9:30:39 AM

GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

,and was contemplating on this as my Processor:

AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBGMBOX

PWR Supply:

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power

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

Cpu cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

Video Card:
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Haf 912

Old Hard drive:
Old westeren Digital 500gb hd

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December 14, 2011 10:28:12 AM

Seems like a nice rig, but I would advice you to get an SSD aswell/later if you want to play BF3. I tried to play BF3 with my old hard drive and I got looooong load times.
December 14, 2011 2:00:36 PM

Those are the standard Newegg item names/descriptions so I'm going to assume that you are buying from Newegg.

The Corsair GS800 is not well priced on Newegg as there are better units for either the same price or less. And you don't need an '800W' unit for your build even if you add a second GTX 560 Ti. Besides most of these '750W PSUs' have just as much 12V rail capacity as the GS800.

Rosewill Capstone 750W 80Plus Gold $120

NZXT Hale82 750W 80Plus Bronze Modular $120

Corsair 750TXM 80Plus Bronze Modular $130 ($15 rebate, $6 shipping)

Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80Plus Silver Modular $130 ($10 rebate, $10 shipping)

Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W 80Plus Silver Modular $120 ($6 shipping)

XFX Pro 850W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze $120 ($30 rebate, $6 shipping)

Corsair 750TXV2 80Plus Bronze $105 ($10 rebate)