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New build rating please!

Last response: in Systems
January 1, 2012 7:48:42 PM

Hey everyone, first time builder, so i wanted to get a little feed back on what everyone thinks of my first build.

case - cooler master elite 430 with 2 120mm fans, 1 in the front pushing air into the case and 1 in the rear pulling air out of the case

motherborad - MSI 970A-G45 am3+

CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE, a mild oc'ed to 3.4ghz

Heatsink - cooler master vortex plus, purchase this just to have something better than the stock heatsink and its low profile

Thermal paste - artic silver 5

Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600mhz

GPU - Evga Nvdia GeForce GTX 550 Ti superclocked

HDD - WD Caviar Blue 500GB, 7200rpm/16mb, SATA 6GB/sec

PSU - Cooler master eXtreme power plus 500 watt

OS - Windows 7 64bit

idle cpu temps 30-32 degrees C, after Prime95 for 1 hour cpu temps were 47-48 degrees C

built for my wife for xmas so she can play WOW, so what do u guys think, total cost of build was under $650!

Would love any and all feedback, thanks!!!

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January 8, 2012 2:24:37 PM

Nice build.

You also get a gold start for the case selection, and I am not at all prejudiced in this matter. :)