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[New Build] Compatibility, opinions, advice on new build

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August 25, 2012 10:02:30 PM

Looking to make sure that my components are all compatible. If you see anything that i'm going to need or any advice please feel free to write back.

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX650 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPSV12 v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC High ...

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

And of course gonna run W7.

Thanks for your time and I appreciate it very much.
August 26, 2012 2:36:48 PM

One slight drawback is that you don't say what you want system for, eg any particular games you want it to be good at, or any other special uses you want it for.
That said, for general gaming, pretty good, with a couple of observations:-
You haven't listed an optical drive, or, apart from SSD, a hard drive (SSDs are great for OS and games, but you need something for other software and data)
The GTX 570 is still a good card for general gaming, and video editing, but depending on what gaming your doing, there may be better choices, at similar price. Obviously depends what you're paying for 570.
There's little to be gained by using RAM above 1600MHz
After that, PSU, case, SSD- all good choices.
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August 27, 2012 2:31:57 AM

Get a 7870/7950. Consumes less power, perfroms like a beast and OCs like a champ, even with a reference cooler. Radeon has already slashed their prices by around $50, so its worth considering. If your staying with the 570, get one from Gigabyte, MSI or Asus. They have better coolers than the reference coolers EVGA use.
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August 27, 2012 2:01:19 PM

Don't forget to add aftermarket cooler, if you want to overclock CPU.
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August 27, 2012 2:12:41 PM

What is your budget?
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