Critique my $500 build

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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  1. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M4A88T-M-PB-R

    Cheaper and better motherboard :) (i think) the same one retails at newegg for like $100 i think
  2. Thanks but I think my mono is a bit better.
  3. 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
  4. you could use a 760G based motherboard and apply the savings toward a 6870
  5. The same case but $20 less and comes with smexy red LED Lights
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235035
  6. BreadWhistle said:
    The same case but $20 less and comes with smexy red LED Lights
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235035


    WOW! i was going to get a simple case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227 with 2 extra blue LED's but that.... that is sexy! im glad i looked at this again, im so getting that!
  7. fritolay77 said:
    WOW! i was going to get a simple case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227 with 2 extra blue LED's but that.... that is sexy! im glad i looked at this again, im so getting that!


    Btw if you do, you are going to have to buy this adapter to get the front panel USB 3.0 ports to work... SMH :pfff:
    http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Port-USB-Female-Cable/dp/B00695M56M/
  8. 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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