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Can someone look over this build for me?

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March 20, 2012 12:34:16 PM

It's been a while since I built my last machine, and I haven't been keeping up with the latest hardware advancements. Can you help me? I want more opinions on this build. I would love to hear any suggestions you guys have. Thanks.

Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5TqZ
Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5TqZ/by_merchant

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($55.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $699.18
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-03-20 09:26 EDT-0400)

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a c 203 à CPUs
March 20, 2012 12:39:23 PM

Missing HDD, ODD and OS.
Case/PSU prices look to be a bit high in total % of build budget.

You could jump over in the Systems > Homebuilt > New Build section of the forums and ask for help there. The experts there do new system build requests by the dozens every day.
March 20, 2012 12:56:09 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I forgot to mention I already have a couple of hard drives, a DVD burner, and Windows 7 64 bit.
a c 203 à CPUs
March 20, 2012 4:24:17 PM

Everything you've picked is compatible and high quality - good job there.
And for the parts you picked - you've picked the lowest prices available ATM too.

Looks solid. Should be fun to build and should run great for you.
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