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August 1, 2012 12:47:05 AM

This will be my first build in about 6 year, all this should be here in a few days. Can anyone see anything I might be missing and will it function well as a gaming rig?

SSD 60G|OCZ SLD3-25SAT3-60G RT
GIFT DIRT3 GAME COUPON
SAPPHIRE|11188-22-20G HD6950 2G
TUNER KWORLD UB435-Q ATSC RTL
APEVIA(ASP)|ATX-CW500WP4 RT
8Gx2|GSKILL F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX AM3+ r
COMBO LITE-ON | IHES112-04
AMD|8-CORE FX-8120 3.1G 16M R
sliverstone Grandia GD07
I have an 2tb hdd for storage

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August 1, 2012 4:24:55 AM

It'll be ok for gaming. That processor may actually hinder you. I'm not gonna lie, that PSU is also a terrible brand and not that efficient. 16gb of RAM is overkill. And the Asus sabertooth boards are overly expensive for not much benefit over a standard board.

The amd phenom II x4 965 BE would've been a better choice for gaming over the fx 8120. The SSD is rather small. I would've saved the cash from that and put it towards the GPU or possibly the CPU. You could've just added a SSD as a future upgrade...same thing with the RAM.

Other than those few points, this rig should run most games fairly well...given that it isn't held back by the PSU.

Hope all works out; good luck!
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