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Critique my $500 build

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October 2, 2012 9:31:05 PM

After rebates and shipping this build is about $500 exact.
(Build - $30 off from newegg sales -$35 in rebates + shipping = $500)
Any thoughts or concerns would be greatly appreciated. ^_^

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.94 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $525.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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October 3, 2012 1:41:56 AM

Thanks but I think my mono is a bit better.
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October 3, 2012 3:11:28 AM

oh, it is, lol i didnt really look at yours, just the prices in comparison to newegg. Yours is better. I kinda have a thing for asus too :p 
October 3, 2012 3:21:05 AM

Lolz
October 3, 2012 3:47:10 AM

you could use a 760G based motherboard and apply the savings toward a 6870
October 3, 2012 8:38:08 AM

I tried:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M4N68T-M V2 Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($56.34 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($43.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $523.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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