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January 21, 2012 2:18:56 AM

So this is just a final check on my build to see if anyone has any last suggestions. I'm new to computer building so I'm also hoping this will all fit together when I order the parts :D 

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C8RTTU/ref=ox_sc_a...

MOBO: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005POPRG8/ref=ox_sc_a...

Processor: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UBNL0A/ref=ox_sc_a...

HDD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EY5F5C/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...

OS: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't need a hard drive (gonna pull one out of my old computer), but other than that, is it a decent build?
thanks!

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January 21, 2012 2:20:25 AM

oh right and my budget is $700, and I like amazon a little better than newegg.
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January 21, 2012 2:26:30 AM

it should be OK.

I would suggest this processor instead:
AMD Phenom II 960T: $114.99 at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Black-Socket...

the 960T is a Phenom II X6 with two cores turned off -- and can sometimes be unlocked. The Phenom II is actually faster than the 4100 (which should be treated as if it was a dual-core chip), even if you don't unlock the extra cores.

for $5 more, I'd consider it.

Also on a 970, with just a single PCIe x 16 slot, you can step down to the CX 500 instead of CX 600, which is $12 cheaper as long as you stick with the 6870 or a GTX 560

for ypour RAM, get the Patriot 8gb DDR3-1600 for $34.95 at NEwegg. Faster than the DDR3-1066 you were looking at, for less money.

otherwise, everything is fine.
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January 21, 2012 4:10:35 AM

+1 on the Thuban 960t
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January 21, 2012 11:10:27 AM

Ok. I replaced the 4 gigs with 8 (especially since the price of ram is so low right now) and the 4100 with a 960t. Thanks for the feedback!
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