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Thoughts on this build before I buy?

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October 28, 2012 5:36:50 PM

Budget: 900 dollar max (off of newegg. Ordering everything from one place raises the price a bit)

Usage: Gaming, schoolwork. Hoping to max Battlefield 3 multiplayer while recording, if possible.

I do need an OS. Not willing to pirate.

Location: Florida

Preferred website: Newegg

Overclocking: in the future, maybe, but not now.

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

I should state I'm not trying to get the absolute most bang for my buck. I'm looking for quality parts that will last me a long time and don't have a reputation of being DOA, preferably while yielding reasonable performance, if not the best available for the price range (I know I could skimp on the case, maybe the motherboard, and a tiny bit on the psu if I wanted to go intel). Also,I know the case is overkill. But I think looks amazing, and I'm willing to drop the extra cash on it. After all, it's what I'll be looking at for years to come.

Here's the build:

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video card: XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor

DVD drive: LG DVD Burner Black SATA

OS: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

Thoughts?

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October 28, 2012 5:56:21 PM

I would get a i5 and asus motherboard but to each his/her own it looks alright
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