~950 AMD build

Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight

Budget Range: $950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and internet use.

Parts Not Required: Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg USA

Country: America. Phoenix, AZ.

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter.

Overclocking: Unlocking the CPU from 4 to 6 Cores

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: I am building a $950 computer for my friend

Tower: Antec 900 He picked it out. $99.99

MOBO: MSI 870A-G54 (FX) AM3+ AMD 870 $89.99

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 1GB $164.99

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $59.99

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma $124.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $29.99

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $89.99

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor $169.99

DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $19.99

Windows 7 OEM $99.99

Keyboard: LITE-ON SK-1688U/B $7.99

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  1. The build looks good. I would change a few things though. I would go with the 520W Seasonic PSU:
    I would go with this PSU because of 2 reasons:
    1. Seasonic is one of the best PSU manufacturers out there
    2. It is 80+ bronze certified while the Corsair CX500 was only 80+ certified.

    I would also change the motherboard if you're going to CF/SLI in the future:
    ASRock 970 EXTREME4
    The only change was that the PCIe slots were at x8 x8 which is more ideal for CF than the MSI x16 x4

    Also last, but not least...the RAM...since I see you're going with AMD CPU and AMD gpu, why not go with cheaper AMD RAM?
    I'm totally serious too...your system will be awesome
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