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February 1, 2012 12:40:04 AM

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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February 2, 2012 12:20:24 AM

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:
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