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April 11, 2012 9:39:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $700-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Internet, Watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: ANY

Overclocking:
No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: These are the current parts I'm looking at to build

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just looking for some insight/opinions on this rig, anything I should change or keep?
I also may plan on buying a SSD too if anyone can recommend a good one.
April 11, 2012 9:56:22 PM

Ah okay, thank you very much! Do you think I should change my motherboard to support more RAM though? The maximum limit on my mobo is only 8 GB. I just plan to use this PC for gaming though would 8 GB be enough? And what do you think about this SSD?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 11, 2012 10:10:26 PM

kennyizag said:
Ah okay, thank you very much! Do you think I should change my motherboard to support more RAM though? The maximum limit on my mobo is only 8 GB. I just plan to use this PC for gaming though would 8 GB be enough? And what do you think about this SSD?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Personally thats the SSD that I use and never had a problem.
You will rarely if ever need more than 8gbs of ram. Having said that I'd still go with this "better" name board and keep all my options open:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 11, 2012 10:22:12 PM

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April 11, 2012 10:22:28 PM

Okay thank you very much!
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April 11, 2012 10:40:55 PM

Chaz21 said:
I'd go with this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and probably this cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and I'd go Intel - but you picked a decent AMD cpu so you'll be fine. At least you didn't do the FX thing. :) 
This :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
seems to be a favorite around here in SSD's.
Good luck with your build.


I'll definitely second the SSD recommendation as I have that same drive and it works great. I'll also second the suggestion of Intel - no AMD CPU can compete with even the bottom end of the SB / IB spectrum right now.

Try this setup:

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